NewsOne Bias and Reliability Overview

NewsOne is a website dedicated to news about and for Blacks in America. Topics include politics, the Black ballot, entertainment, business/media and crime. NewsOne is owned by iOne Digital, a division of Urban One Inc. The site, launched in 2008, records approximately 1.04 million visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates NewsOne in the skews left category of bias and as mixed reliability 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 NewsOne’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 35.48

Bias: -13.33

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
Lifting Pandemic Restrictions And Masks Mandates Cause Concern For Workers-842.33
Black Unemployment Rises During Biden’s First Full Month In Office-1241
Rush Limbaugh’s Most Racist Quotes: A Timeline Of Destructive Commentary-1720
Pastor Of DC Church Vandalized By Proud Boys Speaks Out: ‘We Will Not Retreat’-12.6727.67
Meek Mill Donates $30K To Give Holiday Gifts To Underserved Youth-1.6745
Stephen And Ayesha Curry Donate Books To Underserved Students In Oakland-3.3345
How Kwanzaa Has Redefined The Winter Holidays For Black Folks-11.6739.33
334 Nigerian Schoolboys Freed After A Week Of Captivity And Tensions046.67
Michael Regan’s Experience Confronting Environmental Racism ‘Helped Him Win’ EPA Spot-833.67
This Is The Rudy Giuliani Who Black People Warned America About-1928.33
How To Stop Cops From Killing People Suffering From Mental Illness-7.3345.33
Cori Bush To Rely On Her Powerful ‘Lived Experiences’ After Being Nominated To House Judiciary Committee-7.3345.33
Atlanta Hawks Ink Historic Agreement With Black-Owned Banks-5.3346
Morehouse School Of Medicine, CommonSpirit Health On A Mission To Increase Representation Of Black Doctors-2.6746
Every Receipt Proving Candace Owens Is A Con Artist Who Is Following The Money-25.6727