Laconia Daily Sun Bias and Reliability

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Bias: Middle

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting

Overview

Ad Fontes Media rates Laconia Daily Sun in the Middle category of bias and as Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting in terms of reliability. 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.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 45.36

Bias: 0.40

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
Drive hits wrong pedal, sending car crashing into convenience store 0 45.67
At 240 years old, Laconia’s oldest house still charms 0 45
Organizer wants to bring back triathlon 0 47.33
COVID in Belknap: 54 new cases, two deaths 0 51.33
Splinter Republican reps sign 'termination of the state' document calling Sununu a ‘tyrant’ 1.67 47
First vaccine shipment arrives at Speare Memorial Hospital in rural New Hampshire 0 48.33
Community forum to discuss tolerance set for Wednesday -1.67 40.67
Audit: Staffing shortages lead to mail delivery delays 0.67 45.67
State Rep. Dawn Johnson issues statement on controversy 5.33 33
It’s official: Sale of LRGH, Franklin assets to Concord Hospital formally approved 0 47.33
Judge clears way for Concord Hospital to purchase LRGH 0 44.33
These hives are the bee's knees 0 45.67
No direct aid to municipalities, state included in pandemic relief 0 48
Vaccinations prove to be a Christmas present for vets home residents 0 43.67
Cold weather heightens shelter needs 0 47.33

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