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 in the hyper-partisan left category 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: 38.44

Bias: -19.70

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
What’s the Difference Between Kyle Rittenhouse and the Police?-17.537
After Years of “Silencing, Repression, and Retaliation” at This Software Company, Workers Decided to Organize-1839.5
Happy Birthday, Fidel Castro. We’ll Forever Remember Your Solidarity With Our Struggle.-24.537.5
Coronavirus Has Made a Fool Out of Every Single Critic of Medicare for All-22.535.5
The Innovation Cult-15.2534
Democrats Are Failing Ilhan Omar-24.6728
How Bernie Should Talk About Borders-2145.33
How CAP Fuels the Right-12.538.5
Crawling out From Under a Rock-18.2538.5
AMLO’s First One Hundred Days-13.544.5
Burying Bloody Sunday-19.3338.67
AOC Has Some Advice For Parents-19.3344.33