Interactive Media Bias Chart Coming Soon!

If you’ve been following along with our work on the Media Bias Chart at Ad Fontes Media, you’ve probably heard that we are coming out with an interactive, online version, backed by thousands of rankings that our team of analysts recently completed.

Just wanted to let you all know that we are working hard on it […]

Interactive Media Bias Chart Coming Soon!2019-10-03T22:41:22-06:00

Update #3 on the Media Bias Chart Ratings Project

 

We’ve just wrapped up our first major data collection effort for the next edition of the Media Bias Chart, which will be interactive! Here are some highlights of what our dedicated team of analysts, coordinators, and developers accomplished, and what’s next:

Each analyst completed over four hours of training on Ad Fontes’ methodology for analyzing the […]

Update #3 on the Media Bias Chart Ratings Project2019-10-03T22:41:03-06:00

A “Hate-For Profit Racket” That is Bad for Brands: An Apt Description of Much of the Media Landscape

Yesterday, Senator Elizabeth Warren declined to appear on a town hall for Fox News, and in her explanation for why, she pointed out three salient observations about our media landscape that are key to understanding what we are trying to do at Ad Fontes Media.

Even if you do not politically align with Senator Warren, […]

A “Hate-For Profit Racket” That is Bad for Brands: An Apt Description of Much of the Media Landscape2019-10-03T22:40:52-06:00

The Mueller Report Headlines Across the Spectrum: How Junk News and Bias Keeps Us In Parallel Universes

For your convenience, here are website headlines from across the media landscape from this morning, the day after the full (redacted) Mueller Report was released. Most people don’t visit 40 news sites about one story to compare bias and quality, but that’s one of the things we do here, so we hope it helps you […]

The Mueller Report Headlines Across the Spectrum: How Junk News and Bias Keeps Us In Parallel Universes2019-10-03T22:37:21-06:00

The Media Bias Chart Content Ratings Research Project

Ad Fontes Media is proud to announce its first extensive multi-analyst content ratings research project!

Since the first Media Bias Chart was launched, people have been asking for more data and transparency about the news source ratings. Within the next two weeks, we are kicking off a project to provide exactly that. During this […]

The Media Bias Chart Content Ratings Research Project2019-02-16T22:21:13-07:00

The big BuzzFeed News story and how it impacts its ranking on the Media Bias Chart

BuzzFeed News just came out with a big story entitled “President Trump Directed His Attorney Michael Cohen to Lie to Congress About the Moscow Project,” which has been disputed by the Special Counsel’s office. Whenever a single major news org reports a big, exclusive, consequential story, which is not shortly verified […]

The big BuzzFeed News story and how it impacts its ranking on the Media Bias Chart2019-01-19T21:59:04-07:00

Do You Want to Be an Analyst for the Media Bias Chart?

Are you interested in becoming an analyst for the Media Bias Chart Project? We are currently recruiting analysts for the next phase of the project, which will run for about 10 weeks in early 2019. Applications are due December 8, 2018, at 11:59 pm MST.

We are looking for a diverse group of individuals with differing […]

Do You Want to Be an Analyst for the Media Bias Chart?2018-12-01T20:50:48-07:00

2018 Midterms: Headlines from Across the Spectrum. “What happened” is one thing; “What it means” is another

Day-after-election coverage is especially useful for differentiating news content on both the quality and bias metrics. This is because election stories are naturally full of concrete facts–who won, who lost, where, and by how much.

Further, the facts by themselves are fairly easy for most people to interpret without having someone else analyze them and give […]

2018 Midterms: Headlines from Across the Spectrum. “What happened” is one thing; “What it means” is another2018-11-08T05:32:39-07:00