19th News Bias and Reliability Overview

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.” The website records approximately 198,800 visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates 19th News 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 19th News’ overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 45.18

Bias: -9.89

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
COVID Delta variant puts men, people of color at risk, Biden official warns-148
Two states have killed the ‘tampon tax,' but advocates want more-9.3346.67
Women in the Biden White House earn 99 cents for every $1 earned by men-1146.67
Kagan warns Supreme Court has weakened voting protections at ‘perilous moment’-1245.67
White House to review interagency protections for transgender Americans-1147.67
Fate of infrastructure deal hinges on approving Biden’s plan for working women-4.3346
Explainer: Title IX change for transgender students after Bostock-746.33
For the People Act blocked by Senate Republicans-745.67
Britney Spears lost her reproductive freedom. She is not alone.-3.3348.33
19th Explains: Why domestic violence qualifies for asylum again-2.6746.67
Exclusive: Study finds pregnancy-related health care coverage varies widely from state to state-6.3345.67
Biden’s first 100 days: How diverse is the administration?-9.6743.67
How COVID-19 has endangered gender equity worldwide-744.33
Inside the Lincoln Project’s ‘toxic’ workplace-0.3357
Pregnant health care workers could get Pfizer vaccine after FDA emergency authorization-0.6744.67
Biden under pressure to appoint first Native American to head Interior Department-645.67
Shirley Sherrod holds 'no ill will' against USDA nominee who ousted her-1046
Kamala Harris is a complicated choice for LGBTQ+ people-1045.67
The spread of conspiracies and disinformation by women on social media-4.8347
Karen Bass addresses the question of filling Kamala Harris’ Senate seat-644.83
Kim Ng becomes the MLB's first female general manager-3.8347.5
‘We’ve worked for it’: Barbara Lee on the future of Black women in leadership-11.3340
Pregnant people excluded from Moderna, Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine trials-3.3343.67
Study finds spike in suicidal thoughts, self-harm during and after pregnancy-744
DNC largely ignores suffrage centennial-1447.33