Denver Post Bias and Reliability Overview

Denver Post is a daily newspaper and website published in the Denver, Colorado, area. Founded in 1892, it is now owned by Digital First Media. The website reaches 5.7 million people each month, and the print publication has an average daily circulation of 416,000. The Post has won nine Pulitzer Prizes for its news coverage, in addition to other journalism awards. Ad Fontes Media rates Denver Post 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 Denver Post’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 45.97

Bias: -3.17

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
Underfunded, overworked and urgently needed: The state of EMS in rural Colorado-244.33
Zoning change allows taller buildings in Denver’s Golden Triangle-0.3345.33
Denver Water was warned about unanswered questions on Gross Reservoir permit request-2.3346.33
Los Angeles hopes new mask mandate will reverse COVID-19 spike-144.67
Schrader: Rep. Lauren Boebert’s anti-vaccine tweets are hurting an already struggling community1.3331
Herod and Bacon: Colorado’s Black Caucus has big concerns about redistricting maps-1231.67
Huge Oregon blaze grows as wildfires burn across western U.S.048.67
In Trump’s Jan. 6 recast, attackers become martyrs, heroes-10.3336.33
COVID-19 vaccine inequity: Inside the cutthroat race to secure doses-546.33
After 2020 surge, Colorado gun sales continue at record pace in 2021-1.6744.67
Opinion: When immortal trees die, what will survive climate change?-732.67
How MLB tries to protect the All-Star Game vote from ballot-stuffing-6.3340
Polis signs bills creating new insulin program, mandating free mental health check-ups-2.6745.67
“Overdue”: Biden sets Aug. 31 for US exit from Afghanistan046
Colorado’s Ken Buck votes not to remove Liz Cheney from leadership, Boebert does048
Denver to turn hotel into a shelter for some of its homeless population-546
Kafer: Vaccine passport systems are ripe for abuse and destined to fail6.8334
Editorial: Lauren Boebert’s role in the insurrection must also be investigated-5.3344.33
How to talk to your kids about violence at the U.S. Capitol-537.33
Colorado lawmakers consider metal gates, more security at Capitol0.6750.33
Coloradans react to Kamala Harris as Joe Biden’s pick for VP-3.6745.33
Gov. Jared Polis plans to extend Colorado’s mask mandate050.67
Colorado teachers may refuse to work if their conditions for reopening schools aren’t met-2.6750.67
Anti-police protesters mob rally supporting law enforcement in Denver’s Civic Center2.8345.33
Masks will help, but more distancing needed to head off a September spike in Colorado, model shows-1.6752.67