Atlanta Journal-Constitution Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Middle

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting


Ad Fontes Media rates AJC in the Middle category of bias and as Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting in terms of reliability. AJC (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.

Overall Score

The following are the overall bias and reliability scores for AJC according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 45.27

Bias: -3.69

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 URL Bias Reliability
Jails in crisis across U.S. try mix of approaches -6.33 43.33
Meet the 34-year-old judge who will oversee Trump prosecution 0 44
Marjorie Taylor Greene ousted from the House Freedom Caucus 1.33 43.33
City vows fix for slow airport shuttles that outraged passengers 0 43.33
How high court’s affirmative action ruling impacts Georgia’s colleges -3.33 40.67
Atlanta church with Pride flag vandalized again -6.67 43.33
Atlanta Housing passes $452M budget to create and preserve affordable homes -1 44.33
Fulton grand jury subpoenas Giuliani, Graham, Trump campaign lawyers -3 47.67
Delaware officials condemn Liberty County bus stop, ask DOJ to investigate -2.67 46
U.S. Supreme Court upholds Obamacare in latest challenge -4.67 44.67
Conservatives revolt against critical race theory in Georgia schools -5.67 46
Our View: Marching backward into history -11.33 38
What is the difference between a pardon, clemency and commutation? 0 53.33
Ossoff, Warnock likely to be sworn in before Senate impeachment trial 0 47
AJC Interview: Kemp blasts ‘ridiculous’ attacks over refusal to overturn election 0.67 46
Loeffler disavows photo taken with longtime white supremacist -4.25 40.5
Georgia elections head says Graham questioned absentee rejections -2.33 43
Georgia colleges work on plan to improve mental health on campuses -1.67 43.33
‘More people may die’: Joe Biden urges president to aid transition -5 46
With Senate on the line, Georgia leaders tell out-of-state supporters to stay home -2 44.33
Bourdeaux declares victory in Ga. 7th District but ballots still being counted -1.67 49
Georgia man drove nearly 1,000 miles to secure his vote -2.67 44
Kanye West reportedly concedes defeat, ending 2020 race -2.67 39.67
Georgia voter anxiety at a high as election saga drags on -4.67 42.33
Serenbe Playhouse staff removed amid charges of racism -4 48.67