19th News Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Skews Left

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting


Ad Fontes Media rates 19th News in the Skews Left category of bias and as Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting in terms of reliability. 19th News is an independent, nonprofit news organization named after the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which granted the right to vote to all Americans regardless of gender. Based in Austin, Texas, the website was founded in 2020 by two former Texas Tribune staff members who base its coverage on issues such as politics, policy, gender, health and the economy. The website states that The 19th “aims to be a source of news and information for those who have been underserved by and underrepresented in American media.”

Overall Score

The following are the overall bias and reliability scores for 19th News according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 43.68

Bias: -10.55

Panels of analysts from Ad Fontes Media regularly review representative sample content to rate it for reliability and bias. Each panel of analysts comprises one left-leaning, one right-leaning, and one center-leaning analyst.

The team considers a variety of factors when rating content. To determine its reliability score, we consider the content’s veracity, expression, its title/headline, and graphics. We add each of these scores to the chart on a weighted scale, with the average of those creating the sample content’s overall reliability score.

To determine sample content’s bias score, we consider its language, its political position, and how it compares to other reporting or analysis from other sources on the same topic. We add each of these scores to the chart on a weighted scale, with the average of those creating the content’s overall bias score.

The bias rating, demonstrated on the Media Bias Chart®️ on the horizontal axis, ranges from most extreme left to middle 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.

Reliability scores for articles and shows are on a scale of 0-64. Scores above 40 are generally good; scores below 24 are generally problematic. Scores between 24-40 indicate a range of possibilities, with some sources falling there because they are heavy in opinion and analysis, and some because they have a high variation in reliability between articles.

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 minimally biased, equally balanced, or exhibiting a centrist bias.

Individual Content Sample Scores

These are the most recent content samples that Ad Fontes Media analysts have rated for this source.

Content Sample URL Bias Reliability
In ‘Sea Change,’ a Korean-American woman reckons with immigrant trauma and navigating life in her early 30s 0 33
Inflation, caregiving, housing among top economic challenges women face -15.33 44.67
Nashville shooting suspect’s gender sets attack apart from most mass shootings -14 34.67
Montana is one of 11 states aiming to define sex to exclude transgender people -14 40.33
Kamala Harris focuses on women’s economic inclusion and leadership on last day in Ghana -7.67 39.67
Clinics in states where you can get an abortion prepare for 'wave of clients' -13.33 42.33
Justice Samuel Alito argued abortion isn’t an economic issue. Is that true? -10.67 37.67
What Sen. Marsha Blackburn’s questions this week revealed about the GOP, gender and messaging -16 33.67
COVID Delta variant puts men, people of color at risk, Biden official warns -1 48
Two states have killed the ‘tampon tax,' but advocates want more -9.33 46.67
Women in the Biden White House earn 99 cents for every $1 earned by men -11 46.67
Kagan warns Supreme Court has weakened voting protections at ‘perilous moment’ -12 45.67
White House to review interagency protections for transgender Americans -11 47.67
Fate of infrastructure deal hinges on approving Biden’s plan for working women -4.33 46
Explainer: Title IX change for transgender students after Bostock -7 46.33
For the People Act blocked by Senate Republicans -7 45.67
Britney Spears lost her reproductive freedom. She is not alone. -3.33 48.33
19th Explains: Why domestic violence qualifies for asylum again -2.67 46.67
Exclusive: Study finds pregnancy-related health care coverage varies widely from state to state -6.33 45.67
Biden’s first 100 days: How diverse is the administration? -9.67 43.67
How COVID-19 has endangered gender equity worldwide -7 44.33
Inside the Lincoln Project’s ‘toxic’ workplace -0.33 57
Pregnant health care workers could get Pfizer vaccine after FDA emergency authorization -0.67 44.67
Biden under pressure to appoint first Native American to head Interior Department -6 45.67
Shirley Sherrod holds 'no ill will' against USDA nominee who ousted her -10 46

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