Newser Bias and Reliability Overview

Newser is an online news site with the motto “Read less, know more.” Information is curated from other media sources and presented in short, two-paragraph summaries. Founded in 2007 by journalist/author Michael Wolff and based in Miami, the website records approximately 4.3 million visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates Newser 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 Newser’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 43.93

Bias: -6.00

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
A French Tradition Lost Over Last Year Might Be Back045.67
DC Jail Inmate Elected to Office-2.6748.33
Supreme Court's Interesting New Math: 3-3-3040.33
Capitol Officer's Mother Lobbies GOP Senators-341
Lawmaker Reportedly Pushed School Shooting Conspiracies-742.33
Trump Appears to Be Angry With Giuliani-7.6743.33
Jill Biden Responds to Doctorate Controversy-9.3343.33
Mike Pence Gets His COVID Shot on TV0.3347.33
Biden Aide: I Chose Wrong Word About Republicans-3.8343.17
Breonna Taylor's Mother Reminds Biden-3.3343.33
Rand Paul Suggests Controversial Pardon Idea6.1741.5
Prison Infections Hit a New High-344
LLC Clouded Details of Trump Political Spending-6.3340.67
Vaccine No. 2 Is Here, With a Big Advantage047.33
NASA Confirms Major Moon Find149.67
Suspect Nabbed in Ballot Fire051
Not-So-Close Race Also One of the Most Expensive-2.3347
Feds Scrap Plan for Santa to Promote Vaccine-0.6743
Walmart Sues Feds in Opioid Abuse Battle-0.6749
County Hit by Surge Ends Mask Mandate-1.3347
If Biden Is 'Extremely Lucky,' This Is the Outcome336.67
Reporters Ask McConnell: What's Wrong With Your Health?-538.67
Heiress Sentenced in Sex-Cult Case-0.3348.67
Trumper Hits 13-Year-Old Girl: Report-19.6732