New York Daily News Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Skews Left

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting


Ad Fontes Media rates New York Daily News in the Skews Left category of bias and as Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting in terms of reliability. New York Daily News is the first tabloid newspaper ever published in the U.S. Founded in 1919, the Daily News is part of the Tribune Publishing Company (sold in 2017 for $1) and has been headquartered in New York; however, its newsroom closed in 2020.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 40.38

Bias: -8.31

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
Hochul takes aim at new variant of COVID-19 as numbers rise 0 42.67
NYC man threatening strangers on Manhattan subway dies after Marine Corps vet puts him in chokehold: NYPD 1.67 38.67
Cops cuff crook for copping calculators from NYC schools 0 40.67
Trump mocked for ‘BS’ claim that Manhattan court officers got weepy at his arraignment -11 32.67
Suspicious powder found in Manhattan district attorney’s office mail room — second such scare amid Trump prosecution -1.33 41
Donald Trump files $500M lawsuit against ex-lawyer and ‘hush money’ case star witness Michael Cohen 0.67 42.33
Brooklyn man charged with murder for fatally knifing roommate 1.33 39.67
Video shows mysterious figure fleeing scene of NJ Councilwoman Dwumfour’s murder 2.67 40.33
Rep. George Santos trades insults with ‘a--hole’ Sen. Mitt Romney and ‘obsessed’ Rep. Ritchie Torres at State of the Union speech 0 40.33
Accused killer of NYPD cop Adeed Fayaz tried to hide bullet hole with tape during manhunt: prosecutors 0 43
Man jailed for stealing Dallas Zoo monkeys vows to strike again 0 45.67
Ex-con surrenders in fatal shooting of downstairs Bronx neighbor in loud noise dispute 0 42.33
Pa. woman tried to hire a hitman to kill ex's wife and her kid 0 43.67
‘GMA3′ co-anchor T.J. Holmes files for divorce amid Amy Robach scandal 0 37.33
Jets special teamer Justin Hardee on Pro Bowl selection: ‘I honestly [have] been waiting on this moment all year’ 0 40.33
Readers sound off on a Trump subpoena, no hockey coverage and Kanye -17 27.67
Grand theft democracy: The maybe-final Jan. 6 hearing makes clear the magnitude of Trump’s crime -13.67 31.67
The price of Alex Jones: The wretched liar must pay $965 million to the families of Sandy Hook victims -14 27.33
Let justice be done: Tish James rightly pursues Donald Trump and his company -20.33 28
Fiery Bronx gas explosion building collapse kills elderly resident, injures 7 others: ‘The pieces just went everywhere’ 0 47.67
‘Oh Hell No’: Ice Cube exits Jack Black comedy after declining COVID-19 vaccination -0.67 42
NYC mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa breaks arm in Manhattan cab crash: ‘I’m like a cat that has nine lives’ -2 42
Jay-Z testifies in NYC court about toxic celebrity perfume deal 0 40.67
Piers Morgan asks if mental health is ‘now the go-to excuse’ following Simone Biles’ exit from team competition -1 32.67
Biden is right on voting rights: The biggest danger is nullification of legally cast ballots -15.33 32

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