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Media Bias Chart 8.0

What’s new on Media Bias Chart 8.0

Since the release of Media Bias Chart 7.0 in January 2021, we have rated hundreds more news sources using our content analysis methodology. 

These include hundreds of TV and Podcast sources, because after all, people get their news and news-like information from all […]

Media Bias Chart 8.02021-09-08T22:20:02-06:00

Why News Quality and Bias Matter to Advertisers and Brand Managers

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Since I wrote a more detailed version of this blog a year ago, much has changed. However, events like the pandemic, 2020 elections, and storming of the Capitol have only magnified the problem described below. Fortunately, since that time, it also seems that […]

Why News Quality and Bias Matter to Advertisers and Brand Managers2021-05-14T19:02:06-06:00

About the Interactive Media Bias Chart

This Interactive Media Bias Chart® is a data visualization that displays measures, generated by analysts and staff of Ad Fontes Media, of news (and “news-like”) articles and sources. It reflects our most up-to-date ratings of all our rated articles and shows over time.

We also frequently publish static versions of the Media Bias Chart®, which […]

About the Interactive Media Bias Chart2020-09-01T05:23:39-06:00

Advertisers aren’t able to differentiate between polarizing junk news and good journalism. That hurts good journalism, advertisers, and society*

*(I originally wrote this before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States, and since then, the pandemic has further exposed the depth of this problem. As a result of the problems described herein — most notably, advertiser keyword blocking of “coronavirus” and “COVID-19” — reputable news publishers are suffering terribly from loss of advertising revenue).

With […]

Advertisers aren’t able to differentiate between polarizing junk news and good journalism. That hurts good journalism, advertisers, and society*2020-04-30T03:21:33-06:00

The Polarization of Coronavirus Stories: How Our News Ecosystem Can Make the Non-political Become Political

In general, the less disputable a fact is, the harder it is to politicize the fact in the news. For example, stories about the weather report, a sports score, or a natural disaster don’t usually register much detectable left-right bias. Those types of stories would ordinarily fall in the middle of the Media Bias Chart […]

The Polarization of Coronavirus Stories: How Our News Ecosystem Can Make the Non-political Become Political2021-03-23T18:44:29-06:00

The Multiple-Analyst-Generated Media Bias Chart by Professor Maxwell Stearns

This post was written by Professor Maxwell Stearns, who is the Venable, Baetjer & Howard Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law and an Advisor to Ad Fontes Media. He’s a prolific legal scholar and has blogged about the Media Bias Chart twice before. He has written insightful theories about […]

The Multiple-Analyst-Generated Media Bias Chart by Professor Maxwell Stearns2021-03-31T12:25:15-06:00

Newsweek Bias and Reliability

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{name} {description} Ad Fontes Media rates {name} in the {bias_keyword} category of bias and as {reliability_keyword} in terms of reliability.

Overall Score

A team of analysts at Ad Fontes Media regularly reviews articles and news programs to rate […]

Newsweek Bias and Reliability2021-03-29T21:23:31-06:00

Tips for Keeping the Peace and Making a Difference Around Politics at Thanksgiving

Our work at Ad Fontes Media is all about reducing the polarization that is caused in large part to the proliferation of junk news.

Many of you may have the opportunity to engage in discussions about politics with your relatives this Thanksgiving. I’m optimistically calling it an “opportunity” because actually talking to people in your life […]

Tips for Keeping the Peace and Making a Difference Around Politics at Thanksgiving2020-04-30T05:02:15-06:00