AZ Central Bias and Reliability Overview

AZ Central is a news website publishing content from the daily newspaper The Arizona Republic, published in Phoenix, and the local NBC TV affiliate, KPNX. The Republic, founded in 1890 as The Arizona Republican, became part of the Gannett media family in 2000, making it part of the USA Today Network. The website records approximately 11.4 million visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates AZ Central 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 AZ Central’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 44.53

Bias: -4.35

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
Kamala Harris isn't cut out to be VP. Her disastrous immigration trip just proved it1233.67
Phoenix temperatures break another heat record, marking 4 consecutive days above 115-0.6749
Wait, wouldn't a Jan. 6 commission prove 'the left' caused the Capitol riot?-11.3336.67
Experts call for federal monitors of Arizona Senate election audit, citing violations of voting laws-6.1746.17
New normals: The Southwest has grown hotter and drier over the past decade, data shows-3.3347
Arizona Sikh community mourns loss of victims in Indianapolis shooting045.67
5 Scottsdale Unified School District schools closed Monday due to lack of staffing-146.33
Navajo and Hopi voters turn out in force on Election Day, hoping for a clear voice051.33
Arizona reports highest number of new cases since Aug. 1 as hospitalizations continue to rise-0.553
How a single sentence in The Atlantic annihilated Trump's coronavirus response-1433.5
The federal government gives Native students an inadequate education and gets away with it-2.8846.88
'Stars aligned' to get Trump, Rep. Raul Grijalva on same side of issue-5.6743
The cost of applying for U.S. citizenship is dramatically increasing1.3345.67
Donald Trump tops Joe Biden in July fundraising by $25M, but cash-on-hand advantage erased1.3343.33
Arizonans set record for expanded jobless benefit claims as program's expiration looms-348
'Not ready': Teachers across Arizona stage 'motor marches' to protest school reopenings-346.67
Arizona COVID-19 milestones: Cases surpass 150,000, deaths approach 3,000-2.445.4
COVID-19 modelers suggest keeping current restrictions in place for now. Here's why-1.246