Fortune Bias and Reliability Overview

Fortune is a global business magazine published online and in print. It was founded in 1929 following the Great Depression by Henry Robinson Luce, who also co-founded Time magazine. Headquartered in New York City, Fortune has offices in eight other cities worldwide. The monthly magazine has a circulation of approximately 800,000, and the website records 7 million visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates Fortune as neutral in terms of bias and as most reliable in terms of reliability.

Overall Score

A team of analysts at Ad Fontes Media regularly reviews articles and news programs to rate them in terms of bias and reliability. A weighted average of these ratings results in the overall score for the media source.

The bias rating, demonstrated on the Media Bias Chart®️ on the horizontal axis, ranges from most extreme left to neutral to most extreme right. The reliability rating, demonstrated on the chart’s vertical axis, rates sources on a scale from original fact reporting to analysis, opinion, propaganda and inaccurate/fabricated information.

The following are Fortune’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 45.46

Bias: 0.17

Reliability scores for articles and shows are on a scale of 0-64. Scores above 24 are generally acceptable; scores above 32 are generally good.

Bias scores for articles and shows are on a scale of -42 to + 42, with higher negative scores being more left, higher positive scores being more right, and scores closer to zero being the most neutral and/or balanced.

Individual Article Scores

The following articles were reviewed by Ad Fontes Media analysts on the basis of reliability and bias. Each article was reviewed by at least three analysts: one conservative, one liberal and one moderate.

The team considers a variety of factors when rating a news article. To determine its reliability score, we consider the article’s veracity, expression, and its headline and graphics. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall reliability score.

To determine an article’s bias score, we consider its language, its political position and how it compares to other stories from other sources on the same topic. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall bias score.

Article URL Bias Reliability
Extra 400 unemployment benefits: When does it start? How long? Is it legal? Where does money come from? Trump executive order FAQ049.14
Facebook's Messenger will allow users to unlock the app with their fingerprints and faces044.87
TikTok banned: 6 ways the app is countering US scrutiny, Trump's ban threat046.56
Joe Biden, Barack Obama video: Former President, VP sit down to discuss Trump's COVID response, in new teaser tweet-10.6749.69
Microsoft could face EU antitrust showdown as Slack complains about Teams bundling2.3341.37
'Trump troops' in U.S. cities: What the law says about their rights—and yours-3.6740.95
Twitter Reports Decline in Abusive Content0.7544.75
Trump's Notre Dame Tweet Slammed By French Officials-5.7549.95
U.S. Trade Deficit Hits Highest Level in History at $891.3B6.6746.63
Notre Dame's Fire Rebuild: Forests That Supplied Wood Are All But Gone-2.2550.91
JPMorgan’s Private Prison Pullback: Generational Shift or Lip Service?-1.2541.77
FDA Recalls More Lots of Blood Pressure Medication Losartan051.18
Ford Prepares for Layoffs After Tariffs Take $1B Bite, Report Says648.26
Mike Trout's 12-Year, 430 Million-Dollar Deal with Angels2.6750.58
How A.I. Is Finding New Cures in Old Drugs1.6755.81
In U.S.-China Conflict, Tariff Man is Morphing into Monty Hall-4.3332.65
Commentary: Responsible Capitalism Is the U.S's Saving Grace7.532.58
Trump-Kim Jong Un Summit in Hanoi: How To Measure Success This Time034.67
Markets Hit and Flights Diverted as India-Pakistan Tensions Flare Up1.7549.76
Trump EPA Chief Pick Andrew Wheeler Caught Between Oil, Corn Groups-647.18