Newsday Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Middle

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting


Ad Fontes Media rates Newsday in the Middle category of bias and as Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting in terms of reliability. Newsday is a daily newspaper that covers Long Island, New York, as well as Nassau and Suffolk counties. Founded in 1940, the company built a new facility in 2019 in Melville, New York, that includes a TV studio. Newsday has won 19 Pulitzer Prizes. The newspaper has an average weekly readership of 810,000, and the website records approximately 4.5 million visits per month.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 47.69

Bias: -3.35

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
Sexual misconduct investigations cast shadow over Babylon school district 0 48.67
Blakeman won't enforce Hochul's COVID-19 mask mandate, spokesman says -2 46
Bellone nominates NYPD's Harrison to become Suffolk's new top cop -4.67 46.67
How Long Island businesses are implementing state's new mask rules -1.67 48.67
An officer failed to check on his prisoner. His partner was sexually assaulting her. -2 50.67
Hypocrisy reigns in Dr. Seuss stir 2.67 42.67
Former New Yorker arraigned for allegedly violating voting civil rights -4.33 45.33
Nassau Republican lawmakers sue Laura Curran over assessment data 4.33 46
New Johnson & Johnson vaccine can be 'a huge, huge win,' LI doctor says 0 49
Stolen ATM found in middle of road in Lake Ronkonkoma, police say 0 49.33
LIer Carter Rubin heads to knockouts after winning battle round on 'The Voice' 0 47
Man hit, killed by school bus in Great Neck, Nassau police say 0 52.33
Over union objections, warehouses win $16.8M in Suffolk tax breaks 0.33 48
LIPA report details PSEG LI's failures in Isaias storm response 0 50.33
Rob Manfred says MLB will move quickly on approving Steve Cohen as new Mets owner 0 50.25
Shark sighting near Glen Cove but beach reopens Friday, officials say 0 47
Shinnecock Nation announces deal with Seminole Hard Rock for casino venture 0 45.67
Cuomo: New York casinos will be back in play, with some restrictions 0 50.67
Law enforcement unions back Andrew Garbarino's Congressional bid at rally 1 51
SUNY Oneonta cancels in-person classes this fall 0 48.67
Pelosi says Trump disrespects facts, women -13 35.25
Cross country runners must go extra mile in age of COVID-19 -2.33 49.33
Coronavirus forcing LI colleges to freeze hiring, cut salaries, dip into reserves 0.33 50.67
Warren says Biden has 'some really good plans' -1.67 46.67
Hillary Clinton urges party to learn from 2016's lessons -13.33 39.33

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