NewsNation Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Middle

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting


Ad Fontes Media rates NewsNation (website) in the Middle category of bias and as Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting in terms of reliability. NewsNation (website) (formerly WGN America) is a national news and entertainment cable network. The website provides news 24 hours per day, seven days a week. It is part of Nexstar Media Group. NewsNation is based in Chicago, Illinois.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 44.19

Bias: 0.15

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
Judge hears defense motions in Georgia election case -3.33 44.33
Biden’s New Year’s Eve message: America is ‘coming back’ 0 42
FBI closes federal investigation into Rainbow Bridge car explosion 0 41.67
Hunter Biden pleads not guilty in court, judge defers new plea deal 0 44.67
Smugglers are putting once-quiet neighborhoods on edge 1 42
Trump: New York Fraud case greatest ‘witch hunt of all time’ 0 43.67
Florida issues warning to potential looters in wake of hurricane 0 42
Mexican immigration agency chief to be charged in fatal fire 0 42.33
Former big-tech employees say they were hired ‘to do nothing’ 0 25
Pentagon launches investigation into documents leak 0 44.33
Manhattan DA sues Jim Jordan over Trump indictment inquiry 0 45
Biden to tout economic growth as dividend of N Ireland peace 0 42.33
Vatican says health of retired pope Benedict XVI ‘worsening’ 0 47
Paul Pelosi attack: Suspect enters not-guilty plea 0 46
Winter storm worsens Jackson’s water crisis -0.67 46.33
Eight outstanding questions surrounding George Santos -1.67 46.33
5 ways to make our streets safer (and police better) 0 44
Russian oligarch critical of Putin found dead at Indian hotel 0 45.67
Father of alleged Highland Park parade attacker charged 0 46.33
Maricopa County election officials expect to release ‘big drop’ of results 0 44.33
Shoppers find grocery shelves bare due to virus, weather 0 46.33
‘Hypocrisy’: Border Patrol agents forced to get vaccine 8 37.33
Vaccine mandate controversy creating nationwide debates 1.67 40
More states observing Indigenous Peoples' Day -2.33 48.67
City in Michigan urged to use bottled water due to lead risk 0 47.33