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Engl 120 Fall 2020

engl 120

Evaluating Information

Magazines, newspapers, and websites that cover politics or other controversial issues tend to have a point of view, even in their straight news reporting. Other sources focus on analysis of news or on editorializing. Both approaches will have a point of view and will sometimes be biased. For a comprehensive chart on the point of view of news-oriented sources see the All Sides Media Bias Chart. The list below should help you determine the point of view of some leading magazines newspapers, and news or current issue websites.

Magazines

Clearly left-of-center
Dissent
Mother Jones

Nation
New Statesman

Liberal/progressive

American Prospect
Atlantic
Harpers
New Republic
New York Review of Books
New Yorker
Rolling Stone
Slate
Vox

Towards the middle

Economist

Conservative

Commentary
National Review
Reason

Spectator
Weekly Standard (ceased publication in 2018)

No clear political orientation

Times Literary Supplement (TLS)

Science Magazines; no political orientation

Discovery

New Scientist

Scientific American

Significance

 

Newspapers

Left
Guardian

Center-Left
New York Times
Washington Post

Center-Right
Wall Street Journal