Colorado Daily Bias and Reliability Overview

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. Ad Fontes Media rates Colorado Daily 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 Colorado Daily’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 45.38

Bias: -2.44

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
Suspect in Boulder stabbing headed to trial in 20210.6744.33
Top 10 local stories of 2020: No. 2 — School districts forced to innovate new learning models for safety amid pandemic044.33
Almost all CU Boulder students suspended this year violated campus or local coronavirus mandates-0.6743.67
CU Boulder reports increase in student suspensions, discipline tied to public health orders0.6743.67
Boulder rental market adjusts to COVID realities046.67
Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to give virtual talk hosted by CU Boulder-1.3349
Why COVID-19 has made college application season even more stressful this year047.33
Marijuana: A wet blanket over your emotions035
Boulder County reports 39 new coronavirus cases, two deaths047
Sex offender accused of looking up child porn on store iPad set for trial044.33
Top 10 local stories of 2020: No. 7 — Boulder County approves stricter oil and gas regulations-0.6747.33
Boulder County reports 65 new coronavirus cases, no new deaths, 7 new outbreaks049.33
Niwot Ridge recovering from acid rain, CU Boulder study finds-446.67
Top 10 local stories of 2020: No. 6 — Boulder County protests echo national Black Lives Matter movement-9.6743
University of Colorado Boulder research team discovers compound that could aid in fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria049