The New Yorker Bias and Reliability Overview

The New Yorker is a magazine known for humor, satire, cartoons and fiction, in addition to reporting on politics and social issues. It is published 47 times per year. Founded in 1925 to present “sophisticated humor,” the magazine now is available in both print and online, reaching 1.2 million readers. Ad Fontes Media rates The New Yorker in the skews left 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 The New Yorker’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 40.43

Bias: -12.54

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
Can a Border Tax Help Slow a Borderless Crisis?-5.3345.33
The Case for Masking Up Again Indoors in New York City-4.6741
Tokyo’s Olympics Have Become the Anger Games-1.6743
Coexisting with the Coronavirus-147.33
What the “Creator Economy” Promises—and What It Actually Does043
Can Biden Reverse Trump’s Damage to the State Department?-1537
Suddenly, (Some) Republicans Are All In on the Vaccine-1135
Is Cuba’s Communist Party Finally Losing Its Hold on the Country?137.33
Treating the Unvaccinated-3.6746.33
The Assassination of Haiti’s President-0.6747
The Unlikely Rebound of Mainline Protestantism-1.6744
How to Achieve Sustainable Remote Work-2.3345
Why Did the Police Shoot Matthew Zadok Williams?-6.3341.33
Biden’s Invisible Ideology-16.3332
Eric Adams’s Victory and the Uncertainty of the Biden-Era Democratic Party-7.6736.67
Harry Hay, John Cage, and the Birth of Gay Rights in Los Angeles-8.3339.67
Bipartisanship Lives, and Biden Takes a Bow-3.3341.33
How a Conservative Activist Invented the Conflict Over Critical Race Theory-5.3343
Even with a Ceasefire, Israel Must Face a Changed Reality-1.3344.67
The Significance of the Derek Chauvin Verdict-9.3339.33
Inside Xinjiang’s Prison State-1.6750.67
Last Exit from Afghanistan-3.3346.33
The Case for Removing Donald Trump-5.6742.67
What Should We Call the Sixth of January?-6.6739.33
Mob Rule in the Capitol-537.67