Smithsonian Magazine

AllSides Media Bias Rating™: Center
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Smithsonian Magazine
Bias Rating Center
Type News Media
Region National
Website smithsonianmag.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 Smithsonian Magazine

Smithsonian Magazine 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.

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AllSides gives Smithsonian Magazine a Center rating. In July 2020, an AllSides editor conducted an independent review of the Smithsonian Magazine's website and gave it a Center rating for its straightforward, factual and well-researched writing. Smithsonian Magazine typically avoids political coverage, instead focusing on hard science, history, nature and technology. Note that a Center media bias rating does not necessarily mean a source is unbiased, neutral, perfectly reasonable, or credible. It simply means the source or writer rated does not predictably publish perspectives favoring either end of the political spectrum — conservative or liberal. Smithsonian Magazine is the official journal published by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Smithsonian Magazine is owned and published by the Smithsonian Institution, which is a group of museums and research centers administered by the U.S. government. The first issue was published in 1970. Smithsonian magazine and Smithsonian.com provides in-depth analysis of varied topics within a diverse range of scientific areas.

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As of January 2023, people have voted on the AllSides Media Bias Rating for Smithsonian Magazine. On average, those who disagree with our rating think this source has a Lean Left bias.

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As of January 2023, AllSides has low or initial confidence in our Center rating for Smithsonian Magazine. If we perform more bias reviews and gather consistent data, this confidence level will increase.

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