Newsweek Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Middle

Reliability: Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues


Ad Fontes Media rates Newsweek in the Middle category of bias and as Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues in terms of reliability. Newsweek is a news magazine and website based in New York City and distributed around the world in English and in five other languages. Founded in 1933, Newsweek is owned by Johnathan Davis and Dev Pragad.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 35.95

Bias: -4.31

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.

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Iran Protesters Refuse to Back Down as First Execution Sentence Handed Down 0 14.33
Iran Parliament Chants 'Death to Seditionists' in Protest Punishment Call 0 13
Californians Told Not to Charge Electric Cars Days After Gas Car Sales Ban 8.33 37
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Fact Check: Was Joe Biden Heckled in London With 'Let's Go Brandon' Chant? -0.6 43.4
Russia's Army Has Already Peaked—U.S. Veteran Training Ukraine's Forces 0 42.33
Who Leaked the Dobbs Draft? | Opinion 18 32.67
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Who Is Leonna Hale? Police Shooting of Missouri Woman Sparks Controversy -12 30
Leaders in Washington Ignore Black Racism, Gang Violence | Opinion 14.67 30.67
54 Percent of Americans Think Burning Down Minneapolis Police Precinct Was Justified After George Floyd's Death -13 31.67
Russia Announces Cease-Fire in Two Ukrainian Cities to Allow Evacuations 0 47
Ukraine Conflict Risks New U.S.-Russia Arms Race, World Closer to Nuclear War 0 46
Russians Ambush Journalists' Car, Shoot Reporter, Photographer Near Kyiv 0 48.67
Trump Heard Telling Golfer John Daly He'd 'Hit Moscow' If Putin Caused Trouble -3 40.33
Free Speech for Satanism? | Opinion 17.67 27.33
If Donald Trump Had Won 'Russians Would Already Be in Kyiv,' John Bolton Says -7.33 41
Winter Storm Live Updates: Hundreds of Saturday Flights Cancelled in U.S. 0 46
COVID Orphans—Over 200,000 U.S. Children Have Lost A Parent or Caregiver to the Pandemic -4.67 44
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