Orlando Sentinel Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Skews Left

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting


Ad Fontes Media rates Orlando Sentinel in the Skews Left category of bias and as Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting in terms of reliability. Orlando Sentinel is a daily newspaper and website based in Orlando that primarily covers news from central Florida. Founded in 1876, it is part of the Tribune Publishing Company.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 44.95

Bias: -7.02

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
Amesty leaves trail of falsehoods, unpaid bills, records say -3 52.67
Carolina Amesty finances - a big mess. So what’s next? -6.33 36.33
‘Strong possibility’ human remains are Brian Laundrie’s, family lawyer says 0 44.67
Honor the memory of Pulse victims by finding common gun safety ground | Editorial -13 32.33
DeSantis signs $100 billion budget laden with federal COVID-19 money 3 43.67
Critical Race Theory: The latest target in Ron DeSantis’ ongoing boogeyman war | Commentary -19.33 26.67
COVID-19 in Florida: January marks deadliest month 0 46.67
Orange deputy said trainer threatened him. The agency’s probe led to his own firing 0 48.33
Florida shatters early-voting records as Trump-Biden battle heads to its crescendo -4.67 46.67
DeSantis declares Ocoee Massacre Remembrance Day -6.33 48.33
Florida man attacks girlfriend with pumpkin: report 0 27
Booster test lights up desert as SLS progress continues for NASA Artemis missions 0.67 50.67
Coronavirus has infected nearly 100,000 people in Central Florida -9.67 46.33
DeSantis questions how long social distancing should last at maskless meeting -2.67 49.33
Hurricane Center focused on 3 potential systems as TD Omar fades away 0 54
Florida’s unemployment claims decline sharply as businesses battle back against COVID-19 3.67 53.33
Wear a mask? Fine. Bring my own pen? I’ll bring two! Some of us still love voting on Election Day | Commentary 2.5 26
Orange school board won’t delay start date for middle, high schools -0.33 44
Florida holds a safe but slow primary election conducted mostly by mail -0.67 47
Valentin, Olson, Francois winners in GOP congressional primaries, Franklin defeats Spano -0.5 53.75
Florida primary results: Monique Worrell wins State Attorney race; U.S. Rep Spano falls to GOP challenger 0.25 48.75
Florida, Orange County to temporarily close COVID-19 testing sites due to potential tropical storm 0 53.83
3 in Central Florida accused of collecting Social Security benefits for dead people 0.67 54.67
Who’s in charge of safe school openings in Florida? Who knows? | Commentary -1 46.33
DeSantis extends eviction and foreclosure moratorium until Sept. 1 -8 42.33

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