Pacific Standard

AllSides Media Bias Rating™: Lean Left
The bias meter value for Pacific Standard is -2.00. -6 is the furthest "Left" value and 6 is the furthest "Right" value.
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Pacific Standard
Pacific Standard
Bias Rating Lean Left
Type News Media
Region National
Owner Grist
Established 2007
Twitter @pacificstand
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What a Lean Left Bias Rating Means

The source displays media bias in ways that moderately align with liberal, progressive, or left-wing thought and/or policy agendas.

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About Pacific Standard's Bias Rating

Pacific Standard is a news media source with an AllSides Media Bias Rating™ of Lean Left.

What a "Lean Left" Rating Means

Sources with an AllSides Media Bias Rating of Lean Left display media bias in ways that moderately align with liberal, progressive, or left-wing thought and/or policy agendas. A Lean Left bias is a moderately liberal rating on the political spectrum.

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The magazine was created for opinion leaders, policymakers, and concerned citizens who are interested in developing solutions to some of the world’s toughest social and environmental problems. The pub's target readers are "influentials" who read the Economist, The Atlantic, Mother Jones and Wired, but Streshinsky differentiates Pacific Standard by focusing on the behavioral and social sciences. For stories to expect from Pacific Standard, editor-in-chief Maria Streshinsky has said: "... we’re also committed to producing old-fashioned, well-told, deeply reported magazine journalism on subjects and characters of national interest or curiosity—we just want to do it in a way that is especially steeped in the relevant research literature and intellectual context. We value great storytelling and cogent analysis as much as anyone else on the block. And we love “conceptual scoops”—the kind of piece that can powerfully, sharply, and accurately reframe the reader’s understanding of an important, complex subject."[10] In 2014, Pacific Standard was nominated for its first-ever National Magazine Award, presented by the American Society of Magazine Editors, in the category of General Excellence for Literature, Science and Politics Magazines.

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Community Feedback

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As of June 2024, people have voted on the AllSides Media Bias Rating for Pacific Standard. On average, those who disagree with our rating think this source has a Lean Left bias.

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As of June 2024, AllSides has low or initial confidence in our Lean left rating for Pacific Standard. If we perform more bias reviews and gather consistent data, this confidence level will increase.

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Owner: Grist

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