Bias: Middle

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting

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Overview

Ad Fontes Media rates Atlanta Journal-Constitution in the Middle category of bias and as Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting in terms of reliability. 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.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 45.69

Bias: -3.24

Panels of analysts from Ad Fontes Media regularly review representative sample content to rate it for reliability and bias. Each panel of analysts comprises one left-leaning, one right-leaning, and one center-leaning analyst.

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

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

The bias rating, demonstrated on the Media Bias Chart®️ on the horizontal axis, ranges from most extreme left to middle 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.

Reliability scores for articles and shows are on a scale of 0-64. Scores above 40 are generally good; scores below 24 are generally problematic. Scores between 24-40 indicate a range of possibilities, with some sources falling there because they are heavy in opinion and analysis, and some because they have a high variation in reliability between articles.

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 minimally biased, equally balanced, or exhibiting a centrist bias.

Individual Content Sample Scores

These are the most recent content samples that Ad Fontes Media analysts have rated for this source.

Content Sample 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
Bourdeaux declares victory in Ga. 7th District but ballots still being counted-1.6749
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
Serenbe Playhouse staff removed amid charges of racism-448.67
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