CFO Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Middle

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting


Ad Fontes Media rates CFO in the Middle category of bias and as Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting in terms of reliability. CFO is a 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 Washington, D.C.

Overall Score

The following are the overall bias and reliability scores for CFO according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 42.33

Bias: 0.03

Panels of analysts from Ad Fontes Media regularly review representative sample content to rate it for reliability and bias. Each panel of analysts comprises one left-leaning, one right-leaning, and one center-leaning analyst.

The team considers a variety of factors when rating content. To determine its reliability score, we consider the content’s veracity, expression, its title/headline, and graphics. We add each of these scores to the chart on a weighted scale, with the average of those creating the sample content’s overall reliability score.

To determine sample content’s bias score, we consider its language, its political position, and how it compares to other reporting or analysis from other sources on the same topic. We add each of these scores to the chart on a weighted scale, with the average of those creating the content’s overall bias score.

The bias rating, demonstrated on the Media Bias Chart®️ on the horizontal axis, ranges from most extreme left to middle 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.

Reliability scores for articles and shows are on a scale of 0-64. Scores above 40 are generally good; scores below 24 are generally problematic. Scores between 24-40 indicate a range of possibilities, with some sources falling there because they are heavy in opinion and analysis, and some because they have a high variation in reliability between articles.

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 minimally biased, equally balanced, or exhibiting a centrist bias.

Individual Content Sample Scores

These are the most recent content samples that Ad Fontes Media analysts have rated for this source.

Content Sample URL Bias Reliability
The Audit Wars Are About to Begin 1.33 35
Taiwan Tensions: Reassessing the Risks of Operating in China 0 36.33
Three CFO Priorities for An Unstable Time 0 34
Inflation Reduction Act Burdens Small and Midsize Businesses: Opinion 0 33
Don’t Fear Tech Debt: Using Digital Transformation Failures for Future Success 0 35.33
CFOs Must Face Tech Stack Inflation by Balancing Priorities 0 34
How CFOs Can Better Integrate Supply Chain Operations 0 38.67
Why a Looming Recession Is No Reason to Cut Training Budgets 0 33.67
M&A Red Flags: The Crucial Role of Marketing Due Diligence 0 39.33
Real Estate Rethink: How CFOs Can Tackle Their Company’s Footprint Problem 0 32
The Great Logistics Crunch 0 35.4
Budgeting for Cybersecurity Requires a New Approach 0 37.25
Can the U.S. and China Resolve the Tussle Over Inspections? 0 44.33
Help Employees Find Purpose Again 0 39
SAP Shares Fall 23% on Q3 Results, Guidance 0 48.33
CFOs On the Move: Week Ending October 23 0 48.67
D&O Litigation Risks Grow as Bankruptcies Surge 0.67 44
Pilgrim’s Pride to Pay $110M to Settle Price-Fixing Charges 0.67 50.67
PayPal to Allow Cryptocurrencies 0 49
Intel to Sell Most of Memory Chip Business to SK Hynix for $9B 0 48.67
LIBOR No More: Transition Creates Challenges 0 43.33
Pool and Spa Company Leslie’s Plans IPO 0.67 47
7 Ways COVID-19 Will Transform Health Care -2 45.67
Billionaire Robert Brockman Charged in $2B Tax Fraud Scheme -1 49
FASB to Take Up Digital Currencies Question 0 46