Atlanta Journal-Constitution Bias and Reliability Overview

Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) is the leading local and regional newspaper in Atlanta, Georgia. The Journal, founded in 1883, and the Constitution, founded in 1868, combined into one publication in 2001, part of Cox Enterprises. The AJC newspaper has a circulation of more than 174,000, and the website records approximately 8.5 million visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates Atlanta Journal-Constitution in the middle category of bias and as most reliable in terms of reliability.

Overall Score

A team of analysts at Ad Fontes Media regularly reviews articles and news programs to rate them in terms of bias and reliability. A weighted average of these ratings results in the overall score for the media source.

The bias rating, demonstrated on the Media Bias Chart®️ on the horizontal axis, ranges from most extreme left to neutral to most extreme right. The reliability rating, demonstrated on the chart’s vertical axis, rates sources on a scale from original fact reporting to analysis, opinion, propaganda and inaccurate/fabricated information.

The following are Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 45.43

Bias: -3.27

Reliability scores for articles and shows are on a scale of 0-64. Scores above 24 are generally acceptable; scores above 32 are generally good.

Bias scores for articles and shows are on a scale of -42 to + 42, with higher negative scores being more left, higher positive scores being more right, and scores closer to zero being the most neutral and/or balanced.

Individual Article Scores

The following articles were reviewed by Ad Fontes Media analysts on the basis of reliability and bias. Each article was reviewed by at least three analysts: one conservative, one liberal and one moderate.

The team considers a variety of factors when rating a news article. To determine its reliability score, we consider the article’s veracity, expression, and its headline and graphics. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall reliability score.

To determine an article’s bias score, we consider its language, its political position and how it compares to other stories from other sources on the same topic. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall bias score.

Article URLBiasReliability
U.S. Supreme Court upholds Obamacare in latest challenge-4.6744.67
Conservatives revolt against critical race theory in Georgia schools-5.6746
Our View: Marching backward into history-9.7538.75
What is the difference between a pardon, clemency and commutation?053.33
Ossoff, Warnock likely to be sworn in before Senate impeachment trial047
AJC Interview: Kemp blasts ‘ridiculous’ attacks over refusal to overturn election0.6746
Loeffler disavows photo taken with longtime white supremacist-4.2540.5
Georgia elections head says Graham questioned absentee rejections-2.3343
Georgia colleges work on plan to improve mental health on campuses-1.6743.33
‘More people may die’: Joe Biden urges president to aid transition-546
With Senate on the line, Georgia leaders tell out-of-state supporters to stay home-244.33
Georgia man drove nearly 1,000 miles to secure his vote-2.6744
Kanye West reportedly concedes defeat, ending 2020 race-2.6739.67
Georgia voter anxiety at a high as election saga drags on-4.6742.33
Even with PPE, front-line workers face three times the risk of COVID047.67
BREAKING: No bond for roommate accused of killing Clark Atlanta student0.6746
Atlanta police continue to make arrests connected to demonstrations0.3347.33
High school cheerleaders in hot water after posing with Confederate flag-4.7548.25
McMichaels seek bond in Ahmaud Arbery homicide case-0.2548.75
Michigan man accused of threatening Georgia Rep. Hank Johnson in voicemail-0.6746.67
John Lewis: Man of the people-546.67
1 dead after triple shooting at SW Atlanta apartment complex0.6748.67
C.T. Vivian at the Georgia Capitol-347.33
Georgia may push statewide start date of Sept. 8 for schools-2.544