Laconia Daily Sun Bias and Reliability Overview

Laconia Daily Sun is a newspaper published five times a week in Laconia, New Hampshire. It is published by Lakes Region News Club Inc. and distributed for free. It reports a print circulation of 18,000, and the newspaper website records approximately 209,000 visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates Laconia Daily Sun in the middle 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 Laconia Daily Sun’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 45.36

Bias: 0.40

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
Drive hits wrong pedal, sending car crashing into convenience store045.67
At 240 years old, Laconia’s oldest house still charms045
Organizer wants to bring back triathlon047.33
COVID in Belknap: 54 new cases, two deaths051.33
Splinter Republican reps sign 'termination of the state' document calling Sununu a ‘tyrant’1.6747
First vaccine shipment arrives at Speare Memorial Hospital in rural New Hampshire048.33
Community forum to discuss tolerance set for Wednesday-1.6740.67
Audit: Staffing shortages lead to mail delivery delays0.6745.67
State Rep. Dawn Johnson issues statement on controversy5.3333
It’s official: Sale of LRGH, Franklin assets to Concord Hospital formally approved047.33
Judge clears way for Concord Hospital to purchase LRGH044.33
These hives are the bee's knees045.67
No direct aid to municipalities, state included in pandemic relief048
Vaccinations prove to be a Christmas present for vets home residents043.67
Cold weather heightens shelter needs047.33