Dallas Morning News Bias and Reliability Overview

Dallas Morning News is a daily newspaper and website based in Dallas, Texas. It has been focused on news important to North Texas since 1885 and is owned by A.H. Belo Corporation. The DMN also produces the weekly Al Dia, twice-weekly Briefing and online site, FWD>DFW, focused on health and education. All content is featured on DallasNews.com, which records approximately 14.7 million visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates Dallas Morning News 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 Dallas Morning News’ overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 44.03

Bias: -2.54

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
‘We have to do a little more’: Center steps up to register underserved South Dallas residents for vaccine048
Dallas County adds 20 COVID-19 deaths; 183 deaths in 7 days shatters record set only a week ago048
Dallas St. Patrick’s Parade on Greenville Avenue in 2021 is canceled, says Mark Cuban046
How Trump could factor into legal defenses of North Texans accused of threats and storming Capitol-0.3340.67
Dallas board approves millions more for tornado-ravaged high school, but trustees unhappy with process045.67
With today’s generation of athletes, coaches are better off letting players police themselves036.67
It’s time we evangelicals have a talk about Christian nationalism5.3336
What you need to know about coronavirus050
Feds say Plano man used company cards to fund $1.6M in personal expenses, including plane tickets, laser tag048
Dallas Police Chief Eddie García will be certified on first day on the job-0.8346.83
COVID vaccine skepticism threatens to handicap Texas’ economic recovery-240
Bleak financial future for Texas? Poll shows Texans’ skepticism over COVID vaccine, state economy1.3340.67
Mark Cuban: The Reddit WallStreetBets crowd could have positive, long-lasting trading effects038.67
What you need to know about getting a COVID-19 vaccine at Dallas’ convention center047.67
AOC to Ted Cruz: ‘You almost had me murdered’4.3340.33
We can escape ideological madness by convicting Trump4.6734.67
Will DACA survive the litigation roller coaster?-843
Another big warehouse project is on the way in North Fort Worth050
Far-right extremists pose rising threat in North Texas around election, FBI’s Dallas office says-6.6749
Dallas-area football stat leaders (Sept. 30): See the top performers in each classification050
Does Campisi’s have ties to the Mob? Curious Texas investigates044.67
After QAnon conspiracy theorists latch on to video of distraught girl, Frisco police warn of misinformation346.67
American Airlines chops 83,000 flights from its October schedule-1.6747
Dallas Cowboys reveal AT&T Stadium policies for 2020 season, including mask requirements and seating ‘pods'3.2550.25
Dallas Zoo will furlough staff, close Fair Park aquarium as coronavirus cuts into its revenue-147.33