Is Die Zeit a reliable source?
This is how independent third parties assess the credibility and media bias of this source.
Die Zeit scores a total of 48 Plus Points and 6 Minus Points in our evaluation of journalistic quality.
This corresponds to a score of 83* resp. the grade A- (very good).
*: (48 + 5 BP) * 100 / (48 + 5 BP + 6 + 5 BP)
The breakdown of the points follows below.
This corresponds to a score of 83* resp. the grade A- (very good).
|very good||A+||> 89|
|A||89 - 84|
|A-||83 - 79|
|good||B+||78 - 74|
|B||73 - 69|
|B-||68 - 63|
|satisfactory||C+||62 - 58|
|C||57 - 53|
|C-||52 - 47|
|sufficient||D+||46 - 44|
|D||43 - 40|
|D-||39 - 37|
|poor||E+||36 - 33|
|E||32 - 30|
|E-||29 - 26|
The breakdown of the points follows below.
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Media Bias/Fact Check17 +, 3 -
Media Bias/Fact Check (MBFC) is an American fact-checking website founded in 2015. It uses a 0-10 scale to rate sites on two areas: bias and factual accuracy. A source rated by MBFC with minimal bias gets 10 plus points. Maximum bias gets 10 minus points. The same principle applies to factual accuracy.
Most scientific publications, though not all, rely on some form of peer review or editorial review to qualify texts for publication. Sources mentioned in studies which rate media quality and/or reliability receive between 10 plus and 10 minus points.
- "Die Zeit 8.38/10 Punkte, zeit.de 8.03/10 Punkte"
The Journalistic Quality of German Daily Newspapers - A Ranking
Journalism Awards7 +
Journalism prizes are awards for excellent journalistic work in the period covered by the call for entries, which is usually one or two years. Sources receive one plus point for each journalistic award won that we track. We currently track up to three prestigious awards per country.
- "Stefan Willeke, „Der letzte Saurier“, Reportage über Jürgen Großmann, veröffentlicht in Die Zeit"
- "Bernd Ulrich, für „Wer sind wir, heute?!“, erschienen in Die Zeit"
- "Arne Svenson, „Die Welt ist mir zu viel“, Foto-Reportage über private Rückzugsorte in Manhattan, veröffentlicht im Zeitmagazin am 1. Januar 2015"
- "Nicola Meier, „Wer rettet Klara?“, veröffentlicht in der Ausgabe 39/2016 der Zeit"
- "Caterina Lobenstein: Warum verdient Frau Noe nicht mehr?, Die Zeit"
- "Amrai Coen, Malte Henk: Wenn sie euch nicht in den Jemen lassen, berichtet trotzdem, Die Zeit"
- "Xifan Yang: Die Gesandte des Konfuzius, Die Zeit"
Wikipedia's reliability was often criticized in the 2000s but has improved over time; in the late 2010s and early 2020s, it was universally praised. Any positive mention of a source in the extract of a Wikipedia page in terms of credibility and quality gets a plus point, and vice versa.
- "Die Zeit is a German national weekly newspaper published in Hamburg in Germany."
"The newspaper is generally considered to be among the German newspapers of record and is known for its long and extensive articles."
- "Die Zeit ist eine überregionale deutsche Wochenzeitung,"
Press Council Rulings3 -
Press councils are national institutions of media self-regulation. Press councils have their own defined press code. Reprimands are issued in the event of a violation of the press code (e.g. for truthfulness, diligence, sensationalism, separation of advertising and editorial, personal rights). For each reprimand issued by a national press council, a source receives one minus point.
- "DIE ZEIT (0766/22/1): "Verzicht macht die Welt nicht besser", Ziffer 7 (Trennung Werbung und Redaktion)"
- "ZEIT-MAGAZIN (1284/20/3): "Zuhause ist es am schönsten", Ziffer 7 (Trennung von Werbung und Redaktion), Rüge veröffentlicht am 05.05.2021"
German Press Council
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- There are no failed fact checks to date.
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