The New Yorker
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About The New Yorker
The New Yorker is featured on the AllSides Media Bias Chart™.
The New Yorker is a news media source with an AllSides Media Bias Rating™ of Left.
What a "Left" Rating Means
Sources with an AllSides Media Bias Rating of Left display media bias in ways that strongly align with liberal, progressive, or left-wing thought and/or policy agendas. This is our most liberal rating on the political spectrum.Learn more about Left ratings
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April 2022 Independent Review: The New Yorker Retains Left Bias
The New Yorker retained its Left media bias following an AllSides Independent Review in April 2022. The New Yorker displayed bias through story choice and slant.
During the review, examples of left story choice included criticism of prominent right-wing figures such as Ginni Thomas and Mark Meadows. The New Yorker also failed to label analysis vs. news clearly. Therefore, in stories like the one about Trans Swimmer Lia Thomas, it is unclear what information is from other sources and what is the authors' analysis.
2014 Pew Research Study
A 2014 Pew Research Center study looked at the magazine's consumers. It found "the clear majority of [The New Yorker's] audience (77%) is left-of-center. In fact, those with consistently liberal political values make up about half (52%) of its audience (compared with 16% of all respondents)." According to the study, The New Yorker is one of the most-preferred media outlets for liberals. (Source: The Washington Post)
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As of March 2023, people have voted on the AllSides Media Bias Rating for The New Yorker. On average, those who disagree with our rating think this source has a Lean Left bias.
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As of March 2023, AllSides has low or initial confidence in our Left rating for The New Yorker. If we perform more bias reviews and gather consistent data, this confidence level will increase.
The New Yorker is an American magazine of reportage, commentary, criticism, essays, fiction, satire, cartoons, and poetry. It is published by Condé Nast. Started as a weekly in 1925, the magazine is now published 47 times annually, with five of these issues covering two-week spans.
Although its reviews and events listings often focus on the cultural life of New York City, The New Yorker has a wide audience outside of New York. It is well known for its illustrated and often topical covers, its commentaries on popular culture and eccentric Americana, its attention to modern fiction by the inclusion of short stories and literary reviews, its rigorous fact checking and copyediting, its journalism on politics and social issues, and its single-panel cartoons sprinkled throughout each issue.
The New Yorker Ownership and FundingFunding and ownership do not influence bias ratings. We rate the bias of content only.
Owner: Advance Publications
Condé Nast publishes the New Yorker. Advance Publications owns Condé Nast, as well as other publications, such as Discovery Channel and Wired; it is the majority shareholder in Reddit. Advance Publications, Inc. is owned by Donald Newhouse and S.I. Newhouse Jr.
Financing and ownership information last updated February 22, 2021. If you think this information is out of date or needs to be updated, please contact us.