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. It has won 11 Pulitzer Prizes.

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: 40.54

Bias: -9.11

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
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
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
At least 1 dead after partial building collapse in Miami 0 47
One standout: The case, again, for Kathryn Garcia, and against her rivals -4.67 35
Alaska, Andrew Yang and NYC -12.67 33.67
NYC mayoral wannabes Kathryn Garcia, Shaun Donovan cast early votes, Andrew Yang holds out -2 43.33
Arby’s employee in Indiana fired after writing homophobic slur on gay couple’s receipt 0 43.33
‘It’s behind me’: NYC mayoral staffer whose gun possession case was dismissed wins $100K settlement in city lawsuit 0 42
Exiling the wrong politician: The tale of Liz Cheney, Kevin McCarthy and Donald Trump -13 36.33
Andrew Yang drops ‘S-bomb’ during speech at Brooklyn church 2.33 37.33
NYPD Commissioner calls Rep. Maxine Waters ‘reckless,’ says cops are being targeted 0.67 43.33
American carnage: Another day, another mass shooting -16.67 34.67
Media star Andrew Cuomo has gone missing -12.33 31.67
Rush Limbaugh and Me: My strange relationship with the devil incarnate -16 25
Hire NYC language pros at NYC pay, says union after Daily News reports $4 per hour wage for city’s interpreters -4.67 43.67
Proud Boys founder worked as government informant: report -5.67 42
Family outraged after 10 adults, 10 kids kicked off flight in Utah over mask rules 0 43.33
Unity? First, accountability: Before Joe Biden can bring America together, Donald Trump and his helpers must pay for what they’ve done 6.33 30.67

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