Bias: Middle

Reliability: Reliable, Fact Reporting

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Overview

Ad Fontes Media rates Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in the Middle category of bias and as Reliable, Fact Reporting in terms of reliability. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette , known as the PG, is a twice-weekly newspaper and website in western Pennsylvania. Owned by Block Communications Inc., the newspaper was founded in 1786. The Post-Gazette has won the Pulitzer Prize three times, in 1938, 1998 and 2019. The newspaper reports 44,300 print subscribers for its daily edition and 71,500 on Sundays. The website records approximately 6.7 million visits per month.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 48.17

Bias: -0.55

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
David M. Shribman: With honeymoon over, Biden parries challenges from all sides-1.6740
Darkest Day-5.539
Pittsburgh a 'hub' for white supremacy, FBI analysts say048.33
Boockvar asks judge to dismiss Pa. suit based on Trump’s ‘conjectural theories’-1.6748.67
Trump campaign wins case on Pa. voter ID deadline1.3349
Police obtain warrant for man suspected of killing juvenile probation officer in East Liberty050
Journey Brown’s football career is done after medical diagnosis0.6745.67
With Thanksgiving — and family time — near, UPMC docs urge ongoing COVID-19 caution047.33
Republicans in state Senate plan to review Pa. election results046
As DOJ probes election, Republicans’ pursuit of voter fraud hits hurdle — a lack of evidence049
All eyes are on Erie County, once reliably blue: Trump visits region today0.6747.67
Allegheny County expanding election office hours051.33
Pa.'s daily COVID-19 count eclipses 1,000 for second straight week-149
$8,957 for a parking space? That’s what one developer will pay on the North Shore052.33
City pays settlement in police chase crash, will likely pay another in whistleblower suit-151.33
Allegheny County mostly ‘up to date’ in sending ballots, elections officials say amid voters’ woes052
Susan G. Komen to close affiliates, including one in Pittsburgh-0.3350.67
Pa. Supreme Court hears arguments in priest abuse case-1.3349.67