NowThis News Bias and Reliability Overview

NowThis News is a progressive news organization founded in 2012 in New York City. Founded by Huffington Post co-founder Kenneth Lerer and CEO Eric Hippeau, it is now part of Group Nine Media. Initially Now This News presented information entirely on social media platforms, but a website was launched in 2018, and it now records approximately 448,000 visits each month. News also is delivered via an email newsletter. Ad Fontes Media rates NowThis News in the skews left category of bias and as most reliable 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 NowThis News’ overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 41.25

Bias: -8.19

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
Georgia Election Officials Are Investigating The Outrageous Trump Phone Call To “Find” Votes-643.33
How Zendaya Played The System To Get "Malcolm & Marie" Crew Bonus Pay-341.33
Aunt Jemima Officially Renamed After Dropping “Racial Stereotype”-545.33
Rising Progressive Star John Fetterman Announces Run For U.S. Senate-643
Rep. Ron Wright Is First Sitting Congress Member To Die Of COVID-19049.33
Do Republicans And Democrats Actually Agree On Giving People With Kids Money?-7.6739.67
Biden Did Five Things In His First Phone Call With Putin That Trump Never Did-15.3333.67
Philly Let A Startup Of “College Kids” Run Its Vaccine Rollout. It Didn’t Go Well.-4.6743.33
The Black Lives Matter Movement Has Been Nominated For A Nobel Peace Prize-8.6733.33
Millions Of At-Home COVID-19 Tests Will Be Coming Soon To U.S., White House Says045.33
Mitch McConnell Calls "Loony Lies" Promoted By Marjorie Taylor Greene A "Cancer" To The GOP-11.6733.67
Sarah Thomas Will Become First Woman To Officiate A Super Bowl-3.6745.67
New York Repeals “Walking While Trans” Ban That Targeted LGBTQ+ People Of Color-1136
Ginni Thomas, Wife Of SCOTUS Justice, Apologizes For Causing Trouble With Pro-Trump Remarks-6.6742
U.S. and UK Rank Highest in Per Person Plastic Waste Production-141
Kamala Harris Breaks First-Ever Senate Tie On Biden's $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Plan-544