Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Middle

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting


Ad Fontes Media rates in the Middle category of bias and as Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting in terms of reliability. is the online component of The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate newspapers, owned by Georges Media. The Times-Picayune was founded in 1837 in New Orleans, Louisiana; it merged with the Advocate in 2019.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 47.64

Bias: -1.97

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
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell to meet with President Joe Biden on pandemic aid -1.33 44.33
New Orleans archdiocese announces changes to how it will respond to clerical abuse claims -2.33 46.33
New names for 38 New Orleans streets, parks; see all latest recommendations -5 46.33
As coronavirus variant gains ground in Louisiana, officials predict 'another spike in our future' 0 45
Mayor LaToya Cantrell to fight jail expansion order -1.33 44.33
Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards hospitalized with breathing problems 0 45.33
'Mind-boggling' or 'responsible?' Swingers convention comes to New Orleans amid coronavirus -1.33 41
Open up New Orleans and the swingers will come -1 40.33
'Worse than Rita': Hurricane Laura inflicts major wind damage on Lake Charles; see video of damage 1 51.33
Chemical fire reported in Lake Charles following Hurricane Laura's landfall; shelter-in-place issued -1.33 54
Hurricane Center | -0.67 50
After years-long friendship ends in deadly brawl, Metairie man charged with manslaughter 0 47
About 150 Catholic school students, staff quarantined in Archdiocese of New Orleans schools 0 45.75
Hurricane Center: Track these 3 disturbances and their chances of development -1 48.33
An NFL postseason bubble? Saints coach Sean Payton is pushing for one. Here's why -1.33 45.33
Louisiana coronavirus: 139,903 cases | 4,468 dead | 1,160 in hospital | 118,120 recovered 0 45
He is serving life after stealing hedge clippers. The state Supreme Court won't review his case. -8 43.33
New Orleans opens new drive-thru coronavirus test site with no limit on daily tests -0.33 54.67
Update on delays at Hard Rock site: 1st victim might be able to be reached next week -0.67 53
These 2 proposals could speed up video evidence releases, place limits on arrests in New Orleans -3 48.67
NOLA Public Schools offers guidance to parents preparing for 'a school year like no other' 0 55.67
U.S. House passes water infrastructure bill that authorizes millions for Louisiana projects 2.33 53