Bias: Middle

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting

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Ad Fontes Media rates Deadline in the Middle category of bias and as Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting in terms of reliability. Deadline Hollywood is an online news source focusing on news of the entertainment industry. It began in 2006 as an Internet version of the LA Weekly’s “Hollywood Deadline” print column by Nikki Finke. Part of the Penske Media Corporation, the website records approximately 21.8 million visits per month.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 41.61

Bias: -5.10

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
Condé Nast Uncorks 250 New And Returning Originals, Leans Into Livestreaming In Wake Of Met Gala & Oscars Red Carpet – NewFronts039
Covid Whiplash: Now-Dominant BA.2 Variant Being Quickly Overtaken Across The U.S. By Yet Another Faster-Growing Omicron Offshoot, Says CDC042.67
Joe Biden’s First State Of The Union Watched By 37M Viewers; Fox News Easily Tops Night Among Cablers & Broadcasters – Update-147
‘SNL’s Weekend Update Jabs At Jussie Smollett, Donald Trump, Sylvester Stallone & More-3.6739.33
Taliban’s Return To Power In Afghanistan Leaves Female Journalists In Undefined Territory – Special Report040
IATSE & AMPTP Agree To Resume Bargaining On Tuesday Following Historic Strike-Authorization Vote-244.33
Teigen’s Bullying Led ‘Project Runway’ Star To Consider Suicide: Claim – Deadline-138
Supreme Court Rejects Latest Challenge To Affordable Care Act044
Mass Shooting In Austin, Texas 6th Street Entertainment District Sees 13 People Injured047
Martin Bashir Apologizes To Princess Diana’s Sons In Aftermath Of Independent Inquiry; Denies Deceiving Royal To Secure 1995 Interview043.33
Joe Biden Announces “Wartime Effort” Against Covid-19; Invokes Defense Production Act For Vaccines-339.67
LA Mayor Garcetti Reveals His Daughter Has Covid-19, He Turned Down Biden Post; County Sees Two New Deaths Every Hour On Average-2.546.17
Joe Biden To Get Covid-19 Vaccine On Monday; Kamala Harris Will Receive Shot After Christmas-15.6729.67
Rupert Murdoch Gets Covid-19 Vaccine Near His UK Home-10.3339
Bob Iger As Ambassador To China? Hollywood Names Are Floating For Joe Biden Picks, But Rumors May Clash With Reality-1.6738.67
Tom Cruise Goes Off On Crew After Covid Breach On ‘Mission: Impossible 7’ London Set – Hear The Audio-138
Los Angeles Mayor: “Countywide Emergency Order”, New Restrictions And Closures Being Considered As L.A. Becomes Ground Zero Of Covid-19 Pandemic047.67
Kayleigh McEnany Slams Media; CNN’s Jim Acosta Asks About Her “Disinformation” – Deadline-538.67
Netflix Pushes ‘The Gray Man’ Start Over California’s Rise In Positive Covid Tests; Streamer’s Biggest Tentpole Is In Pre-Production043.33
Vice President Mike Pence Reveals Members Of U.S. Space Force Will Be Called “Guardians”; Marvel Fans, James Gunn Respond-443
‘The Good Doctor’: Noah Galvin, Summer Brown, Bria Samoné Henderson & Brian Marc To Recur In Major Season 4 Plotline037
California Governor Gavin Newsom Signs Bill Opening Door To Paying Slavery Reparations-10.3344
Actors’ Equity Calls For Review Of “Deeply Frustrating” Health Fund Eligibility Proposal-0.6745
George J. Steiner Jr. Dies: Louisiana Film Commissioner, President Filmworks New Orleans Was 68036
Judd Apatow Criticizes Hollywood’s Censorship For International Market: “China Has Bought Our Silence With Their Money”-2.6749.67