These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward liberal causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage liberal causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Left Bias sources.
Update: Z Magazine has not been published since March 2021.
- Overall, we rate Z Magazine Left Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that consistently favor the progressive left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to the use of credible sources and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Z Magazine was established in 1987. It is published in print and on-line from a Libertarian-Socialist-Progressive perspective. Contributors to the magazine include Noam Chomsky, Edward S. Herman, Mike Kuhlenbeck, Jack Rasmas, Paul Street and Kevin Zeese. According to their about page: “Z is an independent monthly magazine dedicated to resisting injustice, defending against repression, and creating liberty. It sees the racial, gender, class, and political dimensions of personal life as fundamental to understanding and improving contemporary circumstances; and it aims to assist activist efforts for a better future.”
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Funded by / Ownership
Z Magazine is owned by Z Communications, which is a left-wing activist-oriented media group founded in 1986 by Michael Albert and Lydia Sargent. Revenue is derived through subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Z Magazine publishes original articles and journalism from a progressive left and anarchist perspective. Headlines often contain moderately loaded emotional wording such as this: Trump has Blocked Wage Gains for American Workers. Information is always properly sourced to mostly credible media outlets. The website also republishes articles from other like minded publications such as this from Common Dreams: Most Damaging of All Trump-Era Policies.
Editorially, Z Magazine reports negatively on President Trump, Conservatives and establishment Democrats. Topics of concern consist of climate change, gender equality, human rights and economic justice.
A factual search reveals they have not been fact checked.
Overall, we rate Z Magazine Left Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that consistently favor the progressive left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to the use of credible sources and a clean fact check record. (5/15/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 11/15/2019)
Last Updated on September 29, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check
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