Jacobin Bias and Reliability Overview

Jacobin is a magazine and website that proclaims to be the “leading voice of the American left,” focusing on politics, economics and culture from a socialist perspective. Founded in 2011, its motto is “reason in revolt.” The magazine has a circulation of 60,000 and the website records more than 2 million visits monthly. Jacobin is based in New York City. Ad Fontes Media rates Jacobin as hyper-partisan left in terms of bias and as mixed reliability 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 Jacobin’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 28.88

Bias: -25.06

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
With Scores of Union Contracts Expiring, 2021 Can Be a Year of Mass Solidarity-12.6741.97
With Scores of Union Contracts Expiring, 2021 Can Be a Year of Mass Solidarity-12.6741.97
The Cruel Detention of Immigrants Didn’t Start With Trump — And It Won’t End With Him, Either-8.6740.01
The Cruel Detention of Immigrants Didn’t Start With Trump — And It Won’t End With Him, Either-8.6740.01
How the QAnon Cult Stormed the Capitol-23.3337.92
We Can’t Fight the Far Right in Military Court-21.678.43
The Washington Riot Was a Defeat for the Far Right, Not a Triumph-32.3325.96
https://www.jacobinmag.com/2020/11/cancel-student-loan-debt-bidenv-19.539.32
Angela Davis on the Struggle for Socialist Internationalism and a Real Democracy-29.6738.68
The Left Needs the “Uneducated” Working Class-19.3340.52
The Pandemic Has Exposed the Free Market’s Fundamental Flaws. We Need a Democratically Planned Economy.-24.6740.11
Emails Show Trump’s CDC Went MIA in Pennsylvania When COVID-19 Hit-16.6739.43
If There’s a Gap Between the Popular Vote and the Electoral College, Hit the Streets-26.3326.18
The Labour Antisemitism Report Has Always Been a Politically Motivated Travesty-25.6735.17
After Years of “Silencing, Repression, and Retaliation” at This Software Company, Workers Decided to Organize-1839.68
Happy Birthday, Fidel Castro. We’ll Forever Remember Your Solidarity With Our Struggle.-24.537.61
Coronavirus Has Made a Fool Out of Every Single Critic of Medicare for All-22.535.63
New York’s Political Establishment Has Been Blindsided by an Obscure Phenomenon Called Politics-18.536.76
Andrew Cuomo and Health Care Execs Just Got Dealt a Setback-14.7146.93
Trump’s Secret Police Are Waging a War on American Cities-3329.3
Zohran Mamdani’s New York State Assembly Victory Shows What Winning Socialist Campaigns Can Look Like-3231.49
The Portland Military Policing Model Isn’t the Beginning of a Trend — It’s the Culmination of One-2342.67
The Innovation Cult-2626.76
Democrats Are Failing Ilhan Omar-24.6728.93
How Bernie Should Talk About Borders-2144.56