Reuters Bias and Reliability Overview

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. Ad Fontes Media rates Reuters 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 Reuters’ overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 48.93

Bias: -1.57

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
'Road to space': billionaire Bezos has successful suborbital jaunt0.8646.29
Afghanistan on brink of 'humanitarian catastrophe', UN agencies say047.33
Exclusive: 'QAnon Shaman' in plea negotiations after mental health diagnosis-1.6748.33
After six worker deaths at Georgia chicken plant, U.S. issues $1 million in fines051.67
U.S. will not investigate nursing home deaths in New York, two other states -letter044.67
U.S. appeals court lifts CDC cruise ship restrictions in win for Florida046
U.S. hits one of two targets in missile defense test - agency044.67
Trump ally Barrack allowed to remain free ahead of lobbying trial-344
U.S. wildfires turn full moon orange045.67
Mexico regrets U.S. judge's decision on DACA - ministry039.67
Alaska Supreme Court says recall campaign to oust governor can proceed-146.67
Oregon wildfire blazes ahead against army of firefighters-0.6747
Baseball fans scramble after shooting outside Washington Nationals stadium045.33
U.S. senators drop tax enforcement from bipartisan infrastructure bill -Portman043.33
Three Texas state Democrats who fled to Washington test positive for COVID044.67
Biden says Facebook, others 'killing people' by carrying COVID misinformation-1.3344
Texas lawmakers take up limits on voting, abortion in special session-1.3345.33
U.S. proposes refunds for delayed airline baggage, will study air market046.33
Wreckage located of Boeing cargo jet that made emergency landing off Hawaii044.33
Texas lawmakers to consider sweeping voting restrictions046
Retail workers in unions reap higher wages even as U.S. organizers suffer setbacks-445.33
Biden celebrates new citizens as U.S. launches naturalization effort-3.6745.33
Analysis: Barrett finds own voice at center of conservative U.S. Supreme Court0.6742.67
Everything you need to know about California's recall election045
U.S. Justices Thomas, Gorsuch question libel protections for media0.6745.33