Yes! Magazine Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Strong Left

Reliability: Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 39.57

Bias: -14.64

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
Why Hope Is Different Than Optimism -6 37.33
A Better Option For the Gig Economy -11.33 43.33
How We the People Can Take Back the Country -5.67 42
Police Encounters During Mental Health Crises Don’t Have to Be Violent -2 48.33
Yay, You! On the Necessity of Lockdown Cheer 0 35.67
Georgia Is Our Future—and That’s a Good Thing -9.67 39.33
Let’s Call Environmentalism What It Is -12.67 37.33
My Grandparents’ Redlining Story Shows Why We Must Do Better -11 37.67
Unions and LGBTQ Workers Could Be a Powerful Marriage -16.33 34
Your Fat Friend Wants You to Start Having Conversations With Fat People -23.67 30
How Portland Protesters Keep Each Other Safe -12.67 44.67
How Youth Turned the Tide in the 2020 Election -7.33 44.33
Anatomy of a Protest Movement -6.67 42.67
2020 Has Shown Us the Way Forward -9 37
“This is Not Our First Pandemic” -5.33 46
Yes, You Can Grow Rice in Appalachia -1.67 47
Biden Needs to Go Big to Rebuild America -15.67 36.67
Pandemic Lessons from Japan: A Tradition of Considering Others -3.67 37.67
President Trump, My Father, and the American Love of Patriarchal Violence -25 28.33
Where Incarceration Isn’t the Answer -20.67 42.33
A Reset for Unprecedented Times -17.33 39.33

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