How News Outlets Wrote About Elliot Page

News publishers were faced with a test of their reporting standards on Tuesday when Elliot Page, the Oscar-nominated actor formerly known as Ellen Page, came out as transgender. The rights and identities of trans people are a politically polarizing issue for some in the United States,...
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Is Biden the “Projected Winner” or “President-Elect”?

Updated 12/15/20 at 8:50 a.m. ET: The Electoral College voted 306-232 for Joe Biden on Dec. 14. We will now refer to Biden as President-elect. Many media outlets, such as CBS , The Hill , and Reuters , have been referring to projected 2020 presidential election winner Joe Biden as the "...
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How AllSides Labels Content: News, Opinion, Analysis, Fact Check

Updated 09/27/2020 Today, the lines between news, opinions and other forms of written content are increasingly blurred within the media. A recent study from the American Press Institute says 32% of news readers struggle to differentiate between hard news and opinionated commentary. Using...
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Perspectives: Newsrooms Capitalizing Black and White

In the last few weeks, numerous media outlets released statements about their decisions to either capitalize the word black only, or capitalize the words black, white, and brown. AllSides is committed to showcasing diverse perspectives to empower people to decide for themselves. In this...
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Media Bias Watch: How Stories are Placed

AllSides frequently provides case studies that illustrate how bias appears in the media. Read more about AllSides’ 11 Types of Media Bias here. Tuesday, December 10th was a busy day in the news media, with Democrats announcing two articles of impeachment and President Trump taking major...
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Twitter Suspends Journalist, Because Defining “Hate Speech” is Harder Than You’d Think

On Nov. 25, Twitter temporarily suspended Andy Ngo , a journalist known for documenting political violence, due to a tweet he sent to Chelsea Clinton. The suspension is a case study in differing definitions of “ hate speech ” on the left and right. Last week, Clinton retweeted the Human...
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Project Veritas, CNN and the Ethics of Undercover Reporting

On Monday, Project Veritas, a right-wing activist group that seeks to uncover media bias, began releasing videos that claim to reveal a paramount anti-Donald Trump bias within CNN. Videos present undercover recordings of CNN president Jeff Zucker telling employees to “stay focused” on...
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Updated Media Bias Chart: Version 1.1

Editor's Note: Some information may be outdated. View the latest version of the AllSides Media Bias Chart here . Earlier this month, we released Version 1 of the AllSides Media Bias Chart, which is based on over 600 AllSides media bias ratings. The media bias chart offers an easy way for...
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A "Center" Media Bias Rating Doesn't Mean Neutral

Here's the skinny: A " Center " media bias rating from AllSides doesn't necessarily mean a source is neutral, unbiased, perfectly reasonable or credible. A Center media bias rating simply means a source or writer does not predictably show perspectives favoring either end of the political...
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Introducing the AllSides Media Bias Chart

Editor's Note: Some information may be outdated. View the latest version of the AllSides Media Bias Chart here . Introducing the 2019 AllSides Media Bias Chart, an easy way for you to identify political bias in the news so you can be better equipped to navigate our increasingly polarized...
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VIDEO: How AllSides Spots Media Bias

AllSides has rated the media bias of nearly 600 media outlets and writers, from The New York Times to The Blaze to BuzzFeed and everything between and beyond. We assess media outlets using a patented and transparent media bias rating methodology . Learn more about how we do it in the...
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VIDEO: What is AllSides?

Each day, it seems there's another intense partisan fight heating up Congress or sparking ire on our social media feeds. How have we become so polarized? As described in our new video above, media bias — and the technology that enables it — is a huge factor. News, social media feeds and...
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Updated Media Bias Ratings: New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Vox, and more

AllSides Media Bias Ratings are fluid and subject to change as media outlets evolve over time or we acquire new information. This is why t he AllSides team recently decided to review a number of media outlets in our quest to provide unbiased news. We determined the following media bias...
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Media for the Common Good: Part Two

Editor’s Note: In Part One of this series, we discussed the positive impact that journalism can have when it tells stories that bring people together. While AllSides works to improve journalism by revealing media bias and providing balanced news (some would call it unbiased news, but...
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