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Media Bias: An Undergraduate Research Guide : Overview

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About This Guide

This Research Guide focuses on bias in mass media coverage of news and current events. It includes concerns of sensationalism, allegations of media bias, and criticism of media's increasingly profit-motivated ethics. It also includes examples of various types of sources coming from particular partisan viewpoints.

Overview Resources

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Liberal, Conservative, and Non-Partisan Periodicals

Newspapers (editorial position)

Liberal: New York Times, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post

Conservative: Wall Street Journal, New York Post, Washington Times

Non-Partisan: Christian Science Monitor, Chronicle of Higher Education


Liberal: The Nation, Harper's, The Progressive, Monthly Review, Mother Jones, Dissent, American Prospect

Conservative: National Review, The American Spectator, The New American, The American Conservative, The Weekly Standard

Libertarian/Independent: Dissent, Reason, Skeptical Inquirer

Non-Partisan: Newsweek, Time, U.S. News & World Report, Business Week, New Republic


Liberal: Politics and Society, Science and Society

Conservative: The National Interest, Policy Review, The Public Interest

Libertarian/Independent: The Freeman, Liberty

Non-Partisan: Public Opinion Quarterly, The Washington Quarterly, Foreign Affairs, Wilson Quarterly

The content in this box is taken from Phil Poggiali's Libguide -- Liberal, Conservative, and Non-Partisan Periodicals: