Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Bias and Reliability Overview

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is the largest newspaper in Wisconsin, based in Milwaukee. It is a merger between the Sentinel, founded in 1837, and the Journal, founded in 1882. The first edition of the Journal Sentinel was in April 1995. The Journal Sentinel became part of the Gannett media family in 2016, making it part of the USA Today Network. Combined, the Journal and Sentinel have won eight Pulitzer Prizes. The newspaper’s website records approximately 6.2 million visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in the skews left 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 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 46.97

Bias: -7.89

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
Conflict between Israel and Hamas brings Milwaukee Muslims out in support of Palestinians-9.6740.67
Milwaukee County presidential recount wraps up with Biden adding to his margin over Trump-2.6749
With Wisconsin's COVID-19 cases high, some bars and restaurants put themselves on lockdown-1.3348.33
Meatpacking plants tied to more COVID-19 cases than known before, new business outbreak data shows-0.6749.33
Mail found in Greenville ditch did not include any Wisconsin ballots-449.67
Joe Biden meets with Jacob Blake family, says Trump rhetoric 'legitimizes the dark sides of human nature'-12.6752.33
Attorney General Josh Kaul declines to provide more details on knife found after Jacob Blake shooting, says most video recovered is dash-cam-152.33
Why we aren't reporting on the records of the victims of the Kenosha protest shooting, and answers to other questions about our coverage-6.6740.67
Wisconsin clerks worry about November election as mail-in ballot requests grow549.33
Evers denies clemency to inmates as high heat, COVID risks raise health concerns-10.3349
Fannie Lou Hamer's declaration 'I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired' is still a rallying cry for Black people in Milwaukee-1440.67
Milwaukee families can apply for money to pay rent from new city assistance program-7.6746.33
Shooting of Milwaukee girl: 2-year-old was woman's second child to die-0.547.33
Group of Wisconsin leaders call for answers on federal agents coming to Milwaukee-5.1747.83
2020 DNC will meet for just two hours nightly during Milwaukee convention-252.67
Milwaukee's Bradford Beach is now 'the most accessible beach in the country' with new ramp, sand wheelchairs055
Morales' lawyer accuses Fire and Police Commission of trying to remove chief-0.3347