Newsday Bias and Reliability Overview

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. Ad Fontes Media rates Newsday in the middle 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 Newsday’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 47.61

Bias: -3.56

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
Hypocrisy reigns in Dr. Seuss stir2.6742.67
Former New Yorker arraigned for allegedly violating voting civil rights-4.3345.33
Nassau Republican lawmakers sue Laura Curran over assessment data4.3346
New Johnson & Johnson vaccine can be 'a huge, huge win,' LI doctor says049
Stolen ATM found in middle of road in Lake Ronkonkoma, police say049.33
LIer Carter Rubin heads to knockouts after winning battle round on 'The Voice'047
Man hit, killed by school bus in Great Neck, Nassau police say052.33
Over union objections, warehouses win $16.8M in Suffolk tax breaks0.3348
LIPA report details PSEG LI's failures in Isaias storm response050.33
Rob Manfred says MLB will move quickly on approving Steve Cohen as new Mets owner050.25
Shark sighting near Glen Cove but beach reopens Friday, officials say047
Shinnecock Nation announces deal with Seminole Hard Rock for casino venture045.67
Cuomo: New York casinos will be back in play, with some restrictions050.67
Law enforcement unions back Andrew Garbarino's Congressional bid at rally151
SUNY Oneonta cancels in-person classes this fall048.67
Pelosi says Trump disrespects facts, women-1335.25
Cross country runners must go extra mile in age of COVID-19-2.3349.33
Coronavirus forcing LI colleges to freeze hiring, cut salaries, dip into reserves0.3350.67
Warren says Biden has 'some really good plans'-1.6746.67
Hillary Clinton urges party to learn from 2016's lessons-13.3339.33
Thirty-four states under COVID-19 travel advisory, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo says-151.67
State will 'get to the bottom' of Southampton enforcement issues, Cuomo says-3.6747.33
Officials in Nassau County close South Shore beaches after more shark sightings052.33
Lawsuit: School psychologist in 1997 sexually abused boy, 14042.33
School budget rejected in Riverhead, passes in Uniondale, Valley Stream 13-0.6752