AP Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Middle

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting

Overall Score

The following are the overall bias and reliability scores for Associated Press according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology. The Associated Press (AP) is an independent international news service operating in 250 locations worldwide. Founded in 1846, AP shares its news with subscribers from across the globe. AP has won 56 Pulitzer Prizes, including 34 for photography.

Reliability: 46.03

Bias: -2.15

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
University of Tsukuba and Astellas Confirm a Strategic Partnership 0 43.33
Universal Hydrogen, Japan Airlines Co., Ltd., and JAL Engineering Co., Ltd. Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Bring Hydrogen-Powered Flight to Japan 0 42
Dee Agarwal’s Approach to Employee Engagement and Retention -1 37.33
Weirdo Ghost Gang (WGG) and Dairy Queen (DQ) Opens up a new Pop-Up Store in Chengdu, China. 0 41.33
Hunter Dickinson stars as No. 1 Kansas edges No. 17 Kentucky 89-84 0 43.67
Flash News: OKX Wallet Now Integrated with ParaX, a Web3 Super App Powered by Account Abstraction and zkEVM 0 33.67
Shufti Pro Recognised in the 2023 Gartner® Market Guide for Identity Verification 0 37.67
Shumate scores 15 in McNeese’s 110-46 win against Champion Christian 0 40.33
Kahunas: The Go-To Platform for Coaches and Personal Trainers, Trusted by Over 100,000 Users, Offers Custom Branded Coaching Apps 0 37.67
Diggins scores 22, UMass defeats Quinnipiac 102-81 0 40.33
Misinformation is flowing ahead of Ohio abortion vote. Some is coming from a legislative website -4.33 45.67
Activist hands ICC evidence he says implicates Belarus president in transfer of Ukrainian children 0 39
Russian troops shoot and kill a Georgian civilian near the breakaway province of South Ossetia 0 44
New Orleans swears in new police chief, Anne Kirkpatrick, first woman to permanently hold the role 0 40.67
Prosecutor cites ‘pyramid of deceit’ by Sam Bankman-Fried; Defense lawyer says he’s no monster 0 47
Biden and the first lady will travel to Maine to mourn with the community after the mass shooting 0 44.33
Connecticut man gets 90 years in prison for stray-bullet killing of Olympian’s mom 0 44.67
Brazil to militarize key airports, ports and borders in a crackdown on organized crime 0 45.67
Last operating US prison ship, a grim vestige of mass incarceration, set to close in NYC 0 50
California Gov. Newsom has surprise meeting with China’s leader Xi amid warm welcome in Beijing -1 46
High gas prices push up inflation, but prices overall are slowly moving in the right direction 0 46
Michael Cohen, Trump’s ex-fixer, takes the stand against him at his New York civil fraud trial 0 45.67
Republicans pick Tom Emmer as their nominee for House speaker as they try for a third time -1.67 47
Jenna Ellis becomes latest Trump lawyer to plead guilty over efforts to overturn Georgia’s election -1 47.33

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