Reuters Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Middle

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting


Ad Fontes Media rates Reuters in the Middle category of bias and as Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting in terms of reliability. Reuters is an international news organization published in 16 languages and viewed by billions worldwide every day. The news agency was founded in 1851 by Paul Reuter and is now owned by Thomson Reuters. The organization is headquartered in London.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 46.03

Bias: -1.20

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 0 41.67 0 42 0 42
Rescuers pull out first survivor of Zambia landslide that trapped 25 miners 0 43
Investors want Origin Energy to consider green push, asset sale post takeover failure 0 44
Indonesia's Marapi volcano eruption leaves 22 dead; one still missing 0 44.67
Sanofi CEO under pressure to woo investors after spending shock 0 44.33
Rupert Murdoch to be deposed in Smartmatic defamation case against Fox 0 43
Australia says AUKUS a response to arms race, not fuel for it 0 43.67 0 42.33
Hamas frees more Israeli hostages, Palestinian official says 0 52.33 0 44
Kings defeat Lakers for fourth straight win 0 41.67
Israeli President Isaac Herzog says Israel cannot leave a vacuum in Gaza- FT 0 42.67
Poland's Allegro shares weighed down by international weakness 0 44.67
Siemens sales outlook beats forecasts after record Q4 0 45.33
Indonesia state utility plans 31.6 GW renewable power capacity in 2024-2033 0 43.67
Siemens Energy reviews structure of wind unit after $5 bln loss 0 40
Advances give Sudanese paramilitary force momentum in seven-month war 0 45.67
Biden, Xi meet as US-China military, economic tensions grind on 0 46.67
COLUMN-Surge in Argentina hydro output slashes power sector emissions: Maguire -6.67 45.67
Heavy machinery brought in to pull out Indian workers from collapsed tunnel 0 46.33
Amazon to sell shopping ads on Snapchat - spokesperson 0 43
Indonesia expected to maintain Oct trade surplus at $3 bln- Reuters Poll 0 42.33
Giannis Antetokounmpo shoulders the load as Bucks sink Bulls 0 42.67


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