NewsNation Now Bias and Reliability Overview

NewsNation Now 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. Ad Fontes Media rates NewsNation Now 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 NewsNation Now’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 45.17

Bias: -0.41

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
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
Capitol Police bolstering travel security for lawmakers-4.3344.33
Trump to leave Washington on morning of Biden’s inauguration-145.67
Dr. Fauci says concert venues could see crowds return by this fall145.33
Justice Dept. watchdog opens probe of response to riots and breach of Capitol-2.3344.67
Georgia Sen. David Perdue to quarantine after COVID-19 exposure days before Senate runoff048.67
Masking for allergies? Expert says it could help relieve symptoms047.67
NewsNation, WGN America joins Sling TV in 2021 as Nexstar Media Group and Dish Network reach multi-year deal039.67
Stimulus checks: How much you’re getting and when047.67
Miami city leaders work to draw tech businesses from Silicon Valley, other cities049
First known US case of coronavirus variant detected in Colorado man with no travel history049.67
Senate nears decision over whether to override Pres. Trump’s defense bill veto-2.6743.67
How the pandemic is threatening public transit systems across the US-0.6742
‘Sirens going by triggers a memory’: FBI offers resources to Nashville bombing victims045.67
Biden and Harris announce new defense picks, Georgia campaigning plans-1.3344.33
12 known as ‘The Family’ indicted for organized crime charges in Denver1.3346
McConnell introduces $2,000 aid checks bill tied to social media immunity and election fraud-0.3346.67
Famed jazz musicians speak out after son was attacked, falsely accused of stealing iPhone-5.6747
‘Help! He’s got a gun!’ Women fend off would-be robber in Walmart parking lot3.3343