Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Bias and Reliability Overview

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. Ad Fontes Media rates Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in the middle 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 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 48.17

Bias: -0.55

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
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