The San Francisco Standard

AllSides Media Bias Rating™: Center
29/34
Center What does this mean?

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The San Francisco Standard
The San Francisco Standard
Bias Rating Center
Type News Media
Region National
Website sfstandard.com
What a Center Bias Rating Means

The source either does not show much media bias, displays a balance of articles with left and right biases, or equally balances left and right perspectives in its reporting.

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.

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About The San Francisco Standard's Bias Rating

The San Francisco Standard 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

Bias Reviews

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May 2023 Small Group Initial Independent Review Rates The San Francisco Standard as Center

Three AllSides reviewers, including two local to the San Francisco area (one with a lean left bias, the other with a lean right bias), briefly reviewed The San Francisco Standard in May 2023 and found it to have a Center bias. While the reviewers did notice some left leaning indicators, including an article highlighting a progressive activist, this coverage was minimal. Local SF reviewers noted "even" and "balanced" writing. On story choice, the reviewers saw "reporting on what is big in the city," "a lot of emphasis on crime and the fentanyl crisis," and "some skepticism of police overreach and highlighting mismanagement by the city."

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Community Feedback

Feedback does not determine ratings, but may trigger deeper review.

As of May 2024, people have voted on the AllSides Media Bias Rating for The San Francisco Standard. On average, those who disagree with our rating think this source has a Right bias.

Confidence Level

Confidence is determined by how many reviews have been applied and consistency of data.

As of May 2024, AllSides has low or initial confidence in our Center rating for The San Francisco Standard. If we perform more bias reviews and gather consistent data, this confidence level will increase.

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