The Best Political Magazines — According to Socialists
The results are in! We at LeftTimes ran a survey to improve our article recommendations, asking people to rate 65 left-of-center magazines. We’ve got 94 responses so far and the results are quite fascinating! First, a few qualifiers This survey was distributed to some of our target audience, so you…
What are the best left-of-center magazines?
We’re trying to find out what the best left-of-center magazines are so we can do a better job with article recommendations on LeftTimes. If you are just looking for good ideas for sources to follow, you can see all the results at the end. Of course, if you use LeftTimes, and a source is rated highly, you can expect us to try and find a way to support it if we don’t already. Once the survey is done, we’ll analyze the data and share the results. I am particularly excited to see how people’s preferences for publications vary depending on whether they identify as socialist, anarchist, liberal, progressive, feminist etc.
The US Media Landscape
There has been a pretty interesting Media Bias Chart floating around over the past 6 months that, while useful, has some pretty serious issues with it — so we decided to do our own. What we felt needed correction is the assumptions that: — it is possible to be unbiased when reporting the news — that ‘lack of bias’ equals ‘quality’ — that being centrist means you aren’t biased – and the implicit horseshoe theory that both the left and right are essentially the same and completely unreasonable.