AP Bias and Reliability Overview

AP (Associated Press) is an independent international news service operating in 250 locations worldwide. Founded in 1846, AP shares its news in 150,000 news outlets, with subscribers from across the globe. AP has won 54 Pulitzer Prizes, including 32 for photography. Ad Fontes Media rates AP in the middle 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 AP’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 49.39

Bias: -2.13

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
Consumers get online tool to check nursing home vaccine data-0.3343
White House faces bipartisan backlash on Haitian migrants-2.3346.67
‘Soul-crushing’: US COVID-19 deaths are topping 1,900 a day-544
New Mexico defends title as most Latino state in nation047.33
Olympic sponsors praise Simone Biles after withdrawal046
In shift, GOP ramps up vaccine push as resistance hardens-0.6744.33
Garland vows crackdown on gun trafficking as violence surges-5.6743.33
Health care for older immigrants sees momentum among states-545
Dems renew questions about FBI background check of Kavanaugh-0.3345.67
Biden comment hints at boosting travel between US and Europe044
Dallas resident returns from Nigeria with case of monkeypox046.33
Mind the gap: The basketball world is catching up to the US044.33
As Herschel Walker eyes Senate run, a turbulent past emerges-2.6743.33
Groups worry about tapping COVID relief for infrastructure-145.33
Vaccine inequity: Inside the cutthroat race to secure doses-1.6744.67
Analysis: How Afghan war showed limits of US military power042
US border encounters of migrant families rise despite heat-146.33
Indonesia short on oxygen, seeks help as virus cases soar047.33
In Georgia, Kemp sets out to mend fractured GOP-3.6744.33
For Biden, politics are often framed by the personal-3.6743