Good News Network Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Middle

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting


Ad Fontes Media rates Good News Network in the Middle category of bias and as Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting in terms of reliability. Good News Network is an online newspaper that features uplifting news from around the world. The network was founded in 1997 because its founder believed the media failed to report positive news. Good News Network includes a podcast and newsletter, and has published a book.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 44.12

Bias: -1.05

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
60+ Major Companies Sign ‘Radical’ Deal to Dramatically Reduce Plastic Waste in Just 4 Years -1.67 47
Limb-Different Gamer Wins Confidence—And Fans—With Bionic Arm, After a Rough Time in School 0 44
Dad Rallies Celebrities to Offer Life Lessons to COVID-Year Seniors in Denver—See The Great Gift for Free 0 45
In a Landslide, Nebraska Voters Say ‘No More’ to 404% Interest Rates on Payday Loans -4.33 45
Paul Rudd Hands Out Cookies to New York City Voters Waiting in the Rain to Cast Their Ballots 0 44.67
While in Lockdown Citizen Scientists are Going Outside Observing Insects, Helping their Recovery 0 44
Mississippi Voters Exchange Old Confederate-Themed Flag For a New Design–And it’s So Pretty -0.33 47.33
Democracy Made Delicious: ‘Pizza to the Polls’ Delivered Free Food to Hundreds of Thousands of Voters in Long Lines -0.33 46.67
This Inexpensive New Smart Mask Can Amplify the Speaker’s Voice and Translate Speech into 8 Languages 0 39.67
Super Bowl-Winning Athlete Opts Out of 2020 NFL Season So He Can Continue Working on COVID-19 Frontlines 0 38.67
The Homeless In Oxford Won’t Need to Go Back to Sleeping Outside, Even if Pandemic Ends This Year -5 43
Teen Abandoned at Birth Now Raises Money to Give Senior Dogs the Love She Found With a Forever Home -1.33 45
2 Million People in India Gather to Plant 20 Million Trees Along the River Ganges – All While Social-Distancing -5 44.33
Alex Trebek Turns 80, Releases New Memoir From Lockdown: ‘The Answer Is…’ 0.2 39.6
More Than One Million UK Citizens Have Quit Smoking During the COVID-19 Pandemic 0.2 50
After Years of Waking at 4am to Haul Trash, Student is Accepted into Harvard—And His Reaction is Pure Joy -0.17 44.17
Possible ‘Breakthrough’ Coronavirus Treatment With Natural Protein Cuts Risk of Death and Serious Symptoms by 79% 0 41.89

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