Forward Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Skews Left

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting


Ad Fontes Media rates Forward in the Skews Left category of bias and as Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting in terms of reliability. 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 website with news presented in both English and Yiddish. Owned by Forward Association, a not-for-profit organization, The Forward is headquartered in New York City.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 40.52

Bias: -7.47

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
The delectable tale of the Passover marshmallow, from Egyptian Exodus to American Seder table 0 41.67
You say matzah, we spell matzo, let’s talk the whole thing out -4.67 41
The rise of the robo-rabbi? A spiritual leader turned to ChatGPT to pen a recent sermon 0 39.67
Was the Last Supper a ‘Seder?’ And 3 other vital Passover questions, asked and answered. 0 36.67
Can ChatGPT answer The Four Questions? 0 37
Manhattan DA candidate dismisses questions about contacts with Trump administration -7 44
Police found lots of Nazi paraphernalia at home of ‘Camp Auschwitz’ suspect 0 44
How parents and rabbis are talking to kids about the rise in antisemitic attacks 0.67 43
Marjorie Taylor Greene Holocaust tweet was gift to Dems – The Forward 6.33 35
Kissinger at 98: ‘If it were not for the accident of my birth, I would be antisemitic.’ -4.33 37
New antisemitic hate crime wave at anti-Israel rallies – The Forward 5.33 34
Amazon’s plans to buy MGM recall the studio’s origins 1 40.33
A spate of antisemitism reveals Jewish community fissures 2.33 40.67
Can Sacha Baron Cohen be Borat and still tell the truth? -4.33 37.33
After a plea to combat antisemitism, the White House convened a meeting with Jewish leaders -2.33 45.33
To get closer to a two-state solution, Biden should make these four diplomatic moves – The Forward -10.33 41
NBA suspends and fines Meyers Leonard for antisemitic slur – The Forward -4 45
Bringing the fight for reproductive justice to Biden – The Forward -27.33 27.67
The Bernie Sanders meme was an antidote to political branding — until it became a commodity -4.67 42
Can we laugh at Marjorie Taylor Greene’s ‘Jewish lasers?’ -5.33 36
How Israel and West Virginia succeeded with vaccine rollout – for really different reasons -4.33 42.33
Jared Kushner’s name to grace U.S. embassy courtyard and Jerusalem grove 4 44
A look inside NYC’s 2019 antisemitic hate crime reports -5.67 46.67
Liberals launch Georgia counterattack over Sen. Kelly Loeffler’s far-right ties -9.33 42
Iranian foreign minister uses Farsi word for ‘kikes’ -2.33 45.67


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