Forward Bias and Reliability Overview

Forward is a website dedicated to “news that matters to American Jews.” Founded in 1897 as a daily newspaper published in Yiddish, it is now a news website with news presented in both English and Yiddish. The site records approximately 2.5 million visits per month. Owned by Forward Association, a not-for-profit organization, The Forward is headquartered in New York City. Ad Fontes Media rates Forward in the skews left 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 Forward’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 40.74

Bias: -8.00

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
Manhattan DA candidate dismisses questions about contacts with Trump administration-744
Police found lots of Nazi paraphernalia at home of ‘Camp Auschwitz’ suspect044
How parents and rabbis are talking to kids about the rise in antisemitic attacks0.6743
Marjorie Taylor Greene Holocaust tweet was gift to Dems – The Forward6.3335
Kissinger at 98: ‘If it were not for the accident of my birth, I would be antisemitic.’-4.3337
New antisemitic hate crime wave at anti-Israel rallies – The Forward5.3334
Amazon’s plans to buy MGM recall the studio’s origins140.33
A spate of antisemitism reveals Jewish community fissures2.3340.67
Can Sacha Baron Cohen be Borat and still tell the truth?-4.3337.33
After a plea to combat antisemitism, the White House convened a meeting with Jewish leaders-2.3345.33
To get closer to a two-state solution, Biden should make these four diplomatic moves – The Forward-10.3341
NBA suspends and fines Meyers Leonard for antisemitic slur – The Forward-445
Bringing the fight for reproductive justice to Biden – The Forward-27.3327.67
The Bernie Sanders meme was an antidote to political branding — until it became a commodity-4.6742
Can we laugh at Marjorie Taylor Greene’s ‘Jewish lasers?’-5.3336
How Israel and West Virginia succeeded with vaccine rollout – for really different reasons-4.3342.33
Jared Kushner’s name to grace U.S. embassy courtyard and Jerusalem grove444
A look inside NYC’s 2019 antisemitic hate crime reports-5.6746.67
Liberals launch Georgia counterattack over Sen. Kelly Loeffler’s far-right ties-9.3342
Iranian foreign minister uses Farsi word for ‘kikes’-2.3345.67
In Florida, progressive Jews still scored wins, despite Trump-4.6742.67
For Holocaust survivors, Trump’s refusal to concede is a bad memory-12.6739.67
A rabbi’s husband advises Doug Emhoff-6.3339
Praying through the second wave: Expert advice on staying safe047.67
Trump fans are hoping he’ll commute Pollard’s sentence – The Forward-0.6739.67