Las Vegas Review-Journal Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Middle

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting


Ad Fontes Media rates Las Vegas Review-Journal in the Middle category of bias and as Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting in terms of reliability. Las Vegas Review-Journal is the largest daily newspaper in Nevada. It has been published in Las Vegas since 1909. Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson’s News + Media Capital Group purchased the newspaper in 2015. The Review-Journal website records more than 4 million visits per month.

Overall Score

The following are the overall bias and reliability scores for Las Vegas Review-Journal according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 42.84

Bias: 2.51

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
LETTER: Politicians won’t address homeless problem 10.33 30.67
U.S. education secretary addresses mental health at Las Vegas school 0 46.67
LETTER: There is no Clark County teen suicide trend 0 24
DEBRA J. SAUNDERS: If schools are essential, they should be open 10.33 31
Las Vegas faces a steep climb in diversifying away from tourism 1 46.33
Underground transit system may soon expand into Las Vegas Strip 0 48
EDITORIAL: President Donald Trump seeks to delay the inevitable -6 40.36
VICTOR JOECKS: Widespread voter suppression is a fairy tale. But voter fraud remains a possibility. 10 40.67
Nevada reports 1,068 new coronavirus cases, 7 deaths 0 51
Donald Trump’s odds vs. Joe Biden slump after overnight surge 0 37.33
Democrats gained ground in Senate, but delays expected -5.67 48
Nevada won’t release new vote totals until Thursday -1 50.33
Trump has ‘mild symptoms’ after confirming positive test for COVID-19 -7.5 44.25
Raiderettes get a new look for Las Vegas 2.33 45
Longtime Las Vegas exotic pets dealer Ken Foose dies 0.67 44.33
Some Nevada evictions can still proceed despite moratorium -1 37.33
2 Las Vegas residents face kidnapping, sex assault charges 0.67 45.33
New unemployment officials reveal plans to get jobless in Nevada help 0 49
Golden Knights’ Alex Tuch buys 2nd Las Vegas home in Summerlin 4 43.67
Hotel owners facing ‘unprecedented wave’ of foreclosures, group says 6.17 39.67
Gaming icon sells Henderson mansion for $11.25M -0.67 38.33
NEVADA VIEWS: Your favorite Vegas restaurant is dead -1 31.33
Tropicana for sale on Las Vegas Strip 0.83 53.17
Metro lieutenant dies after battling coronavirus -2.33 44
Suspected boogaloo Stephen Parshall facing new child sex charge -3.67 49

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