Real News Network Bias and Reliability Overview

Real News Network is a nonprofit news organization that focuses its news and documentary format on topics related to the climate change crisis, in addition to other social and economic concerns. Its motto is “The Future Depends on Knowing.” Founded in 2007, The Real News Network has headquarters in Baltimore and Toronto. Ad Fontes Media rates Real News Network in the skews left category of bias and as mixed reliability 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 Real News Network’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 36.79

Bias: -17.53

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
The forgotten worker-7.3343.33
In a historic ruling, a Dutch court ordered fossil fuel giant Shell to cut its CO2 emissions 45% by 2030-1237
A business without bosses-8.3343
Hassan Diab is accused of a deadly explosion. Supporters say his continued persecution isn’t justice-1234.67
Battleground Baltimore: What does George Floyd mean to Baltimore?-13.6738.67
Mother of Richard Risher, killed by LAPD, speaks out against BLM leaders-20.6722.67
Neo-fascists found their voice in Trump. Where will the left’s voice come from?-29.6727.67
Democrats have the power but the insurrectionists are here to stay-23.3329.67
Coronavirus Cases Surge As Nurses Demand States Close Until They Can Reopen Safely-1839.5
Climate Crisis: Historic Arizona Wildfires May Worsen COVID-19-834.33
Who Controls The Money When We Defund Police?-20.6735.33
International Pressure Kept Canada From Joining Security Council-15.3338.67
Anti-Racism Protesters Face Ongoing Police Violence-16.3344
Why Disbanding Plainclothes Police Units Isn’t Enough-1046.33
Climate Crisis: Keystone XL Supreme, Cap and Trade Takes Hit and California Geoengineering-647.33
Netanyahu Ties Corruption Trial To West Bank Annexation Plans-1148
Popularity of Bail Funds Continue Protests’ Momentum-11.3348.67
Say Her Name: On Average, Police Kill One Black Woman A Month-14.6746.67
Pandemic 2.0: Amazon Deforestation Could Unleash A Wave Of Pandemics Sooner Than We Think-1939.67
Trump Creates Chaos By Using The Military To Respond To Racial And Economic Injustice-24.3328.67
Georgia’s Elections Were A Voter Suppression Horror Show-20.6737
‘We Can’t Wait’ Defund The Police Has Its Moment-19.3339.67
Activists Paint ‘Defund Police’ In Front Of Baltimore City Hall-15.3338.17