Hawaii News Now Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Middle

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting


Ad Fontes Media rates Hawaii News Now in the Middle category of bias and as Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting in terms of reliability. Hawaii News Now is a multimedia news organization covering the Hawaiian Islands. Staff from broadcast stations KGMB (CBS), KHNL (NBC) and K5 combine to present news via television, podcasts and online. Based in Honolulu, the organization is owned by Gray Television.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 46.46

Bias: -0.13

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
At least 36 people confirmed dead in devastating wildfires: Maui County 0 48.33
FBI reports Hawaii elderly lost more than $5M to fraud schemes in 2020 0 45.67
READ: Criminal complaint reveals extensive details into Sykap shooting 0 46.33
UH offers free online mental health services for residents across the state -1 45
Hawaii bankruptcies drop as economy recovers from slowdown 0 43.67
Report: 38 COVID cases linked to cluster at Oahu fast food eatery -1.67 50
Police arrest 6 illegal campers at Kauai park after they refuse to leave 0 44.33
Hawaii arrivals were way up in April, but still far shy of pre-pandemic levels 0 46.67
Officials say ‘end of the pandemic’ is near, but health experts urge vigilance 0 47
Hawaii reaches a milestone: Half of the state has now been vaccinated 0 48
Hawaii Island police identify victim killed in Kona shooting 0 46.33
In ‘heartbreaking’ decision, Hawaiian Airlines ends its ‘Ohana service 0 46.67
Man cited for illegally picking hundreds of opihi from Pupukea conservation district 0 46.67
For upcoming space mission, Elon Musk eyes waters off Hawaii to land rocket 0 47
Governor keeps Hawaii’s mask mandate in place despite new CDC guidance for vaccinated people -1 47.33
Legislature slashes operating funds to UH by 10% over next 2 years 0 41.33
Demolition of Aloha Stadium now slated for late 2022 0.67 46.67
Police search for suspect who allegedly attacked UH Manoa students on campus 0 46
With HART facing $3.6B deficit, Blangiardi says rail will likely not make it to Ala Moana 0.67 47.33
Gov. Ige authorizes vaccine passport program for inter-island travelers -1.33 47.33
Signs of economic relief abound as vaccination rates, visitor counts steadily rise 0 46
Maui slightly eases COVID restrictions, expanding capacity for shops, gatherings 0.67 47
1 new COVID death reported, 84 additional infections 0 48

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