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Editorial Review: Mar 2020
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About Nieman Lab's Bias Rating
Nieman Lab is a news media source with an AllSides Media Bias Rating™ of Center.
What a "Center" Rating Means
Sources with an AllSides Media Bias Rating of Center either do not show much predictable media bias, display a balance of articles with left and right biases, or equally balance left and right perspectives.
Center doesn't mean better! A Center media bias rating does not necessarily mean a source is totally unbiased, neutral, perfectly reasonable, or credible, just as Left and Right don't necessarily mean extreme, wrong, unreasonable, or not credible. AllSides encourages people to read outlets across the political spectrum.Learn more about Center ratings
DetailsNieman Lab has a Center media bias. AllSides conducted an editorial review of Nieman Lab on March 19, 2020, and unanimously determined that Nieman Lab maintains a Center bias. The team was impressed that Nieman Lab's reporting is largely objective and factual, and that the outlet does not employ common types of bias typically found in outlets with a partisan slant. Nieman Lab often includes lengthy quotes from sources. The site uses neutral photos and provides a lot of context. Nieman Lab does not cover issues through an overtly political lens. It should be noted that Nieman Lab covers the media industry, including businesses and trends within it, and not political issues themselves. The site's "What We're Reading" section includes headlines from a diverse array of topics and outlets.
About Nieman LabNieman Lab bills itself as "an attempt to help journalism figure out its future in an Internet age." "The Internet has brought forth an unprecedented flowering of news and information," reads Nieman Lab's About page. "But it has also destabilized the old business models that have supported quality journalism for decades. Good journalists across the country are losing their jobs or adjusting to a radically new news environment online. We want to highlight attempts at innovation and figure out what makes them succeed or fail. We want to find good ideas for others to steal. We want to help reporters and editors adjust to their online labors; we want to help traditional news organizations find a way to survive; we want to help the new crop of startups that will complement — or supplant — them." Nieman Lab is part of the Nieman Foundation at Harvard.
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As of February 2024, people have voted on the AllSides Media Bias Rating for Nieman Lab. On average, those who disagree with our rating think this source has a Lean Left bias.
Confidence LevelConfidence is determined by how many reviews have been applied and consistency of data.
As of February 2024, AllSides has medium confidence in our Center rating for Nieman Lab. An Editorial Review or Blind Bias Survey has affirmed this rating, or multiple reviews have returned differing results. If we perform more bias reviews and gather consistent data, this confidence level will increase.