Time Magazine Bias and Reliability Overview

Time Magazine is a weekly news magazine and website. It has been based in New York City since its first edition in 1923. Among other regular features, Time is known for its Person of the Year designation. Time has a combined 15.9 million readers for its print and digital products. Ad Fontes Media rates Time Magazine in the skews left category 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 Time Magazine’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 43.95

Bias: -9.73

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 URLBiasReliability
How China's Response to the COVID-19 Lab Leak Theory Means It Will Rumble On and On-2.3344.67
Suicide Among Black Girls Is a Mental Health Crisis Hiding in Plain Sight-6.3348.33
Joe Biden Proved a Press Conference Doesn’t Have to Be a Spectacle-1733.67
The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election-353.33
Donald Trump is Isolated and Powerless as His Presidency Ends-541
Tulsi Gabbard Introduces Bill That Would Ban Trans Women and Girls from Female Sports-6.7541.5
President Trump and First Lady Test Positive For Coronavirus-551
President Trump Has COVID-19. Nobody Knows What Happens Now-5.6746.67
My Democratic Problem With Voting for Hillary Clinton-28.6734.33
Why Jacob Blake's Shooting Sparked an Unprecedented Sports Boycott-12.3341.33
Modi Attends Ram Temple Groundbreaking. Why It Matters-3.3345.67
Seoul's Mayor Championed Women's Rights. The #MeToo Allegations Against Him Have Bitterly Divided Korea-0.549
Here’s What Trump Got Wrong About America’s COVID-19 Death Rate-7.6745.67
The Pandemic Is Causing a Shortage of Poll Workers. Can States Recruit Enough by Election Day?-146
We Must Change How Our Criminal Justice System Treats People with Mental Illness-7.6742
Washington's NFL Team Says it Will Drop 'Redskins' Name-1.7749.23
Experts Warn Latest Trump Administration Move on Iran Could Backfire-2.848.6
I Worked With Joe Biden. Here’s What to Know About the Frontrunner Myth Growing Around Him-11.2534.25
On Earth Day, Don't Fall for Political Distractions-11.527
Donald Trump Is Weak and Afraid—The Mueller Report Proves It-7.534.5
Jared Kushner Says Mueller Had 'Harsher Impact' Than Russia-6.3343
Donald Trump Again Rejects Conclusions on North Korea-545.75
Off-Duty Pilot Said to Save 737 on Its Next-to-Last Flight050.35
Supreme Court Broadens Federal Powers to Detain Immigrants0.3347.33
Scenes From the 'Historic' Floods That Hit the Midwest — And Could Get Worse-0.2551.5