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

Sputnik International News Bias and Reliability

{name} Bias and Reliability Overview

{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 […]

Sputnik International News Bias and Reliability2021-04-01T21:35:19-06:00

The Oregonian Bias and Reliability

{name} Bias and Reliability Overview

{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 […]

The Oregonian Bias and Reliability2021-04-05T20:27:44-06:00

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

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

White Paper: Multi-Analyst Ratings Project August 2019

Ad Fontes Media’s First Multi-Analyst Content Analysis Ratings Project

White Paper

August 2019

Author: Vanessa Otero

Download PDF Here: Multi-Analyst Ratings Project White Paper Aug 2019

I. Overview

II. Analysts

III. Training

IV. Structure

V. Data Analysis Results

        a. Standard Deviations and Outliers

        b. Inter-rater reliability

        c. Interesting things to study

VI. Overall Source Score […]

White Paper: Multi-Analyst Ratings Project August 20192020-08-30T20:34:29-06:00

Media Bias Chart 5.0: What’s New

Ad Fontes Media is proud to bring you the latest version of the Media Bias Chart, which is now interactive! For those of you who are familiar with earlier versions of the Media Bias Chart, here’s a summary of what is new compared to the previous (Media Bias Chart 4.0) version:

1. Each news source is backed […]

Media Bias Chart 5.0: What’s New2019-10-03T22:42:42-06:00