CFO Bias and Reliability Overview

CFO is a monthly magazine and website targeted to financial executives that provides content about business issues, technology and analysis. Founded in 1985, the magazine is owned by Industry Drive and is based in New York City. The magazine, published six times per year, reports a readership of 150,000 CFOs, and the website records more than 252,000 visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates CFO 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 CFO’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 47.67

Bias: -0.02

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
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Anti-Trust: The Battle Over China-Based Issuers0.6746.67
The CFO of 2030043.67
Wells Fargo Fires Over 100 Employees for Alleged COVID-19 Relief Fraud055
China’s Economy Grows Nearly 5%049.67
Beware This Misstep With Share Buybacks047.33