People Magazine Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Skews Left

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 43.19

Bias: -6.70

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
Teen Pilot Flying Family to Breakfast Makes Emergency Landing, Says He Heard 'Grandma Crying in the Back' 0 44
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Are DeSantis and Abbott Breaking Human Trafficking Laws by Sending Migrants to Blue States? -14 35.33
President Biden Denounces Donald Trump and MAGA 'Extremism' in Rare Primetime Address -2 46.33
Donald Trump Had 'More than 300' Classified Documents at Mar-a-Lago: Report 0 44.67
Eric Trump's Adamancy That Biden Approved FBI's Mar-a-Lago Search Reveals Trump Administration's View of DOJ -0.67 36.67
Joe Biden Experiences First COVID Symptoms Since Rebound, but Doctor Assures Vitals Remain 'Entirely Normal' 0 46.33
Dad Recalls Escape From Highland Park Parade Shooter: 'I Was Staring at This Guy Shooting at Me' -2 46
CDC Confirms 10 Monkeypox Cases Across Eight States, Health Officials Expect More to Come -2 47.33
Hillary Clinton Touts 'But Her Emails' Merch amid Reports Trump Tore Up Important Files -6 38.67
Minnie Mouse to Wear Pantsuit for First Time in History for Disneyland Paris' 30th Anniversary -1 44
President Biden Talks Gas Prices, Empty Shelves, School Closures and More in Marathon Press Conference -3 47
Over 40 Camels Disqualified From Beauty Contest in Saudi Arabia For Receiving Botox Injections 0 39.67
New Jersey Becomes Latest State to Add 'X' Gender Option on Driver's Licenses: 'Deeply Impactful' -8.33 41.67
The Melania and Donald You Don't See, According to Ex-Aide: 'I Miss Them and I Hope I Never See Them Again' -1.33 38.33
How the 9/11 Museum Continues to Pay Tribute to Lives Lost: It's 'About Healing and Renewal' 0 44.33
Kamala Harris Pushes Back on Voter ID Laws: 'Makes It Almost Impossible' -6.67 38
Man Dies in Parking Lot After Hospital Refuses to Treat Him, Says His Widow -0.67 42.33
John Lewis Memorial Will Replace a Confederate Monument in Atlanta -8 43.67
Donald Trump's Impeachment Defense Team Takes Shape Ahead of His February Trial -4.33 47.67
Healthcare Workers Give COVID-19 Vaccines Through the Night to Avoid Doses Expiring After Freezer Fails 0 51
Black Sheriff's Deputy Denied Burial at Louisiana Cemetery Due to Its 'Whites Only' Policy -3.67 43
All About the Vice President's Rarely-Seen Residence, One Observatory Circle -0.33 48.33
George W. Bush Told Another Inauguration Attendee Biden Was ‘the Only One’ Who Could Beat Donald Trump -6.33 39.67

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