NewsOne Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Skews Left

Reliability: Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues


Ad Fontes Media rates NewsOne in the Skews Left category of bias and as Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues in terms of reliability. 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.

Overall Score

The following are the overall bias and reliability scores for NewsOne according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 35.48

Bias: -13.33

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
Lifting Pandemic Restrictions And Masks Mandates Cause Concern For Workers -8 42.33
Black Unemployment Rises During Biden’s First Full Month In Office -12 41
Rush Limbaugh’s Most Racist Quotes: A Timeline Of Destructive Commentary -17 20
Pastor Of DC Church Vandalized By Proud Boys Speaks Out: ‘We Will Not Retreat’ -12.67 27.67
Meek Mill Donates $30K To Give Holiday Gifts To Underserved Youth -1.67 45
Stephen And Ayesha Curry Donate Books To Underserved Students In Oakland -3.33 45
How Kwanzaa Has Redefined The Winter Holidays For Black Folks -11.67 39.33
334 Nigerian Schoolboys Freed After A Week Of Captivity And Tensions 0 46.67
Michael Regan’s Experience Confronting Environmental Racism ‘Helped Him Win’ EPA Spot -8 33.67
This Is The Rudy Giuliani Who Black People Warned America About -19 28.33
How To Stop Cops From Killing People Suffering From Mental Illness -7.33 45.33
Cori Bush To Rely On Her Powerful ‘Lived Experiences’ After Being Nominated To House Judiciary Committee -7.33 45.33
Atlanta Hawks Ink Historic Agreement With Black-Owned Banks -5.33 46
Morehouse School Of Medicine, CommonSpirit Health On A Mission To Increase Representation Of Black Doctors -2.67 46
Every Receipt Proving Candace Owens Is A Con Artist Who Is Following The Money -25.67 27

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