Denver Post Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Middle

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting


Ad Fontes Media rates Denver Post in the Middle category of bias and as Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting in terms of reliability. Denver Post is a daily newspaper and website published in the Denver, Colorado, area. Founded in 1892, it is now owned by MediaNews Group. 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.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 45.99

Bias: -3.12

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
Russia evacuates embassy in Ukraine as crisis escalates 0 45.67
Underfunded, overworked and urgently needed: The state of EMS in rural Colorado -2 44.33
Zoning change allows taller buildings in Denver’s Golden Triangle -0.33 45.33
Denver Water was warned about unanswered questions on Gross Reservoir permit request -2.33 46.33
Los Angeles hopes new mask mandate will reverse COVID-19 spike -1 44.67
Schrader: Rep. Lauren Boebert’s anti-vaccine tweets are hurting an already struggling community 1.33 31
Herod and Bacon: Colorado’s Black Caucus has big concerns about redistricting maps -12 31.67
Huge Oregon blaze grows as wildfires burn across western U.S. 0 48.67
In Trump’s Jan. 6 recast, attackers become martyrs, heroes -10.33 36.33
COVID-19 vaccine inequity: Inside the cutthroat race to secure doses -5 46.33
After 2020 surge, Colorado gun sales continue at record pace in 2021 -1.67 44.67
Opinion: When immortal trees die, what will survive climate change? -7 32.67
How MLB tries to protect the All-Star Game vote from ballot-stuffing -6.33 40
Polis signs bills creating new insulin program, mandating free mental health check-ups -2.67 45.67
“Overdue”: Biden sets Aug. 31 for US exit from Afghanistan 0 46
Colorado’s Ken Buck votes not to remove Liz Cheney from leadership, Boebert does 0 48
Denver to turn hotel into a shelter for some of its homeless population -5 46
Kafer: Vaccine passport systems are ripe for abuse and destined to fail 6.83 34
Editorial: Lauren Boebert’s role in the insurrection must also be investigated -5.33 44.33
How to talk to your kids about violence at the U.S. Capitol -5 37.33
Colorado lawmakers consider metal gates, more security at Capitol 0.67 50.33
Coloradans react to Kamala Harris as Joe Biden’s pick for VP -3.67 45.33
Gov. Jared Polis plans to extend Colorado’s mask mandate 0 50.67
Colorado teachers may refuse to work if their conditions for reopening schools aren’t met -2.67 50.67
Anti-police protesters mob rally supporting law enforcement in Denver’s Civic Center 2.83 45.33


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