Vanity Fair

AllSides Media Bias Rating™: Lean Left
The bias meter value for Vanity Fair is -2.00. -6 is the furthest "Left" value and 6 is the furthest "Right" value.
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Vanity Fair
Vanity Fair
Bias Rating Lean Left
Type News Media
Region National
Owner Conde Nast
Established 1983
Twitter @VanityFair
Facebook vanityfairmagazine
Wikipedia Vanity Fair
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 Vanity Fair's Bias Rating

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

Vanity Fair is a magazine focused on popular culture, fashion and current affairs. The modern version of the magazine began publishing in 1983, with editions currently printed in the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain, France, Italy and Mexico (as of May 2015). Many recognize Vanity Fair for its controversial photography and in-depth reporting. Covering a variety of topics, the magazine generated controversy in 2005 with an accusation of libel from the UK film director, Roman Polanski, as well as, in January 2014, allegedly lightening pictures of actress Lupita Nyong'o.

The editor since 1992, Graydon Carter, gave an interview on CBS This Morning in 2013 to celebrate the magazine's 100 year anniversary as well as promote it's celebratory centenial book Bohemians, Bootleggers, Flappers and Swells. Carter begins, saying the magazine "represented the Jazz Age better than almost any other publication. We invented modern photography and we've celebrated the photography in a number of other books, but we thought that this would be a way to celebrate the great writing that was there during the jazz age." 

In 2015, Carter spoke with the CEO of Disney, Bob Iger, at USC Annenberg about media in the digital age. To begin, Iger asked Carter where the digital vs. print line lies within the magazine business. Carter responded that his monthly magazine tries to fill the space "halfway between the first onslaught of the story, and a book."

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

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Owner: Conde Nast

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