The Week - News

AllSides Media Bias Rating™: Lean Left
The bias meter value for The Week - News is -2.00. -6 is the furthest "Left" value and 6 is the furthest "Right" value.
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The Week - News
The Week - News
Bias Rating Lean Left
Type News Media
Region National
Owner Dennis Publishing
Established 1995
Twitter @TheWeek
Facebook theweek
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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 The Week - News's Bias Rating

The Week - News 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 Week's news section has a Lean Left bias. AllSides provides a separate media bias rating for The Week's Opinion section.

June 2021 Independent Review: The Week Moved to Lean Left

AllSides moved The Week's media bias rating from Center to Lean Left in June 2021 following an independent review by AllSides editors.

Jan. 2020 Independent Review

In January 2020, AllSides decided to split the bias rating for The Week into two following an independent review by members of the AllSides team that found the bias of The Week's opinion section differs significantly from its news section.

AllSides rates the bias of online content only; our ratings do not apply to print, radio, video, or TV content.

In its news articles, The Week frequently offers both the left and right perspective and is relatively balanced.

The bias of The Week's opinion and commentary section leans left overall. Notably, the Week's news portion is much more easily found in its print magazine than online; The Week's homepage features mostly commentary, giving its homepage a Lean Left bent.

AllSides initially rated The Week - News bias as Lean Left, but following an AllSides independent review in July 2019 in which we analyzed changes made by The Week, we changed its bias to Center.

The Week describes itself as a source helping readers to understand "all the issues, from all angles." The Week began with a print magazine 20 years ago, and now includes digital editions. The Week claims it is "designed for readers who want to know what's going on in the world, but don’t have the time to read a daily newspaper from cover to cover - let alone all of them."

As of April 2017, a majority of the 1,700 AllSides users who voted agreed with a bias rating of Center. However, at the same time, over 800 community members disagreed. A follow-up survey of those who disagreed revealed survey participants gave the magazine an average bias rating of 60.8. This rating is on the edge between Center and Lean Left biases, but is not enough evidence to change The Week's rating at this point.

About The Week

The Week is a weekly British news magazine founded in 1995 by Jolyon Connell, formerly of the right-of center Sunday Telegraph. Its main focus is news and commentary pertaining to important world events, as well as science, business and the arts. Designed with the goal of informing readers who want to know what is going on in the world but do not have the time to read a daily newspaper, the magazine is printed in both the United Kingdom and the United States. It also includes digital editions, with weekly apps and a website that publishes distinctive online stories throughout the week.

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Community Feedback

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As of April 2024, people have voted on the AllSides Media Bias Rating for The Week - News. On average, those who disagree with our rating think this source has a Lean Left bias.

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As of April 2024, AllSides has low or initial confidence in our Lean left rating for The Week - News. If we perform more bias reviews and gather consistent data, this confidence level will increase.

The Week - News Ownership and Funding

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Owner: Dennis Publishing

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