Colorado Daily Bias and Reliability

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Bias: Middle

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting

Overview

Ad Fontes Media rates Colorado Daily in the Middle category of bias and as Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting in terms of reliability. Colorado Daily is a privately owned newspaper and website covering the community of Boulder, Colorado, since 1892. The paper began as the student newspaper of the University of Colorado, the Silver & Gold, before moving off campus in 1971. It is a free newspaper supported by advertising revenue, published by Prairie Mountain Publishing Company. The website records approximately 69,000 visits per month.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 45.38

Bias: -2.44

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
Suspect in Boulder stabbing headed to trial in 2021 0.67 44.33
Top 10 local stories of 2020: No. 2 — School districts forced to innovate new learning models for safety amid pandemic 0 44.33
Almost all CU Boulder students suspended this year violated campus or local coronavirus mandates -0.67 43.67
CU Boulder reports increase in student suspensions, discipline tied to public health orders 0.67 43.67
Boulder rental market adjusts to COVID realities 0 46.67
Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to give virtual talk hosted by CU Boulder -1.33 49
Why COVID-19 has made college application season even more stressful this year 0 47.33
Marijuana: A wet blanket over your emotions 0 35
Boulder County reports 39 new coronavirus cases, two deaths 0 47
Sex offender accused of looking up child porn on store iPad set for trial 0 44.33
Top 10 local stories of 2020: No. 7 — Boulder County approves stricter oil and gas regulations -0.67 47.33
Boulder County reports 65 new coronavirus cases, no new deaths, 7 new outbreaks 0 49.33
Niwot Ridge recovering from acid rain, CU Boulder study finds -4 46.67
Top 10 local stories of 2020: No. 6 — Boulder County protests echo national Black Lives Matter movement -9.67 43
University of Colorado Boulder research team discovers compound that could aid in fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria 0 49

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