Bias: Middle

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting

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Overview

Ad Fontes Media rates NewsNation (website) in the Middle category of bias and as Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting in terms of reliability. NewsNation (website) is a national newscast airing nightly on WGN America (to be renamed NewsNation) stations throughout the United States. The newscast debuted in September 2020. The accompanying website and app provide news 24 hours per day, seven days a week. It is part of Nexstar Media Group, which has thousands of journalists in 110 newsrooms across the country. NewsNation is based in Chicago, Illinois. The website records approximately 284,000 visits per month.

Overall Score

The following are the overall bias and reliability scores for NewsNation (website) according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 44.61

Bias: 0.32

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
Shoppers find grocery shelves bare due to virus, weather046.33
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City in Michigan urged to use bottled water due to lead risk047.33
Neighbor blasting ‘horribly offensive’ sounds from home has stopped, Virginia police say-1.6748.33
2 dead in shooting at senior living facility in Maryland048.67
‘Why are you attacking me?’: Transgender girl, 8, asks Texas lawmakers to oppose sports ban bill-345.67
Wiretaps of alleged ringleader in college admissions scandal played in court040.67
Missing in America: Lauren Cho ‘walked away’ from her California Airbnb040.33
Zodiac Killer: Police refute investigators’ claims they found the serial murderer041.67
Brian Laundrie's sister clarifies timeline035
Laundrie family changes story on when they last saw Brian039.33
When can my kid get vaccinated? Here’s what we know-147.33
News Across America: Death row inmate sues Tampa police after wrongful conviction and a kidney transplant halted by COVID vaccine045
Supply crisis drives Walmart and rivals to hire their own ships045.67
Trading white collars for red ballcaps: Execs work as Raising Cane’s cooks, cashiers046
Comic-Con returns to New York City for hybrid event045
Dr. Anthony Fauci responds to criticism of Wuhan lab funding, release of thousands of his emails3.6744
Workers start looking for alternative jobs as Biden administration moves to clean energy0.3339
Beto O’Rourke considering run for Texas governor-2.3340.33
Tulsa city leaders offering $10,000 to people willing to relocate046.67
‘Nobody gave up on me’: Son, officer save man’s life after his heart stopped beating045.33
Fauci warns virus variants are ‘a wake-up call’, scientists must be ready to tweak vaccines043.67
Limited indoor dining in NYC restaurants to make return on Valentine’s Day047.33