Bias: Middle

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting

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Overall Score

The following are the overall bias and reliability scores for The Advocate - Baton Rouge according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 46.00

Bias: -4.16

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
Here are the 51 bills Gov. John Bel Edwards signed into law048.67
Baton Rouge area manufacturers look to hire workers and contractors as demand picks up047
BRPD narcotics officer Jason Acree, accused of stealing drugs from evidence room, resigns-146.33
Bill to keep transgender girls from playing sports in Louisiana rejected by committee-0.6746.33
His fentanyl-laced heroin killed a Baton Rouge woman, police say. Now he faces a rare murder charge050
With Black vaccination rates lagging, Louisiana churches become inoculation hubs050.33
Supreme Court extends statewide trial moratorium through March 31 because of coronavirus044.67
'Free Britney' banner flies in Kentwood, Britney Spears' hometown, ahead of star's hearing039.67
Louisiana braces for impact beyond 700-job refinery closure as Shell plans to cut oil production-3.3346
A sex tape, 8 firings and a union battle: Inside Baton Rouge bus system's $50K investigation-3.3339
ACLU of Louisiana sues State Police seeking records of facial recognition software use-8.6746.33
Louisiana's Phase 2 coronavirus restrictions extended for another 21 days as Mardi Gras approaches047
Despite Black voter surge, Louisiana Democrats struggled with voter loss in 2020; here's why047
Yes, thousands of people in Louisiana actually voted for Kanye West; see results here-1.6744
Trader Joe's parking lot shooter arrested 5 days after killing panhandler, BRPD says-13.3340.67
What if Louisiana remains in Phase 2 during Nov. 3 election? There's an emergency plan for that-2.3347
Nasal swabs for coronavirus testing can be a pain. LSU researchers are working on an alternative-154
ExxonMobil Baton Rouge will pause 401(k) match for 1,000s of employees, cites coronavirus impact-1.6745.33
Returning to school in metro Baton Rouge: A coronavirus Q&A for parents-144.67