Bias: Skews Left

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting

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Overall Score

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

Reliability: 45.03

Bias: -8.71

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
A QAnon governor? Three California recall candidates have supported the conspiracy movement-6.3339
Your California vaccine card is digital now, state health officials say. Here’s how to get it-248
Newsom on return of youth and high school sports: ‘We want to see this happen’039.33
The coup failed, but Republicans must face prosecution for seditious U.S. Capitol attack-24.3331
Sacramento County may fine bars, gyms that violate COVID-19 restrictions047
Coronavirus updates: California ‘absolutely’ in a surge, top health official says048.33
Gavin Newsom catches heat for attending birthday party as he urges COVID-19 restrictions1.6746
Placer school district closes for two weeks amid COVID-19 spike-0.3349
Gavin Newsom’s hypocritical French Laundry fiasco harms California’s COVID-19 efforts-7.3338.67
This Democrat wanted to take Kevin McCarthy and Devin Nunes down a peg. How did he do?-6.3345.33
Cancel your holiday travel plans, or plan on self-quarantining, California officials urge049.33
How 2020 is transforming downtown Sacramento into the place city leaders always wanted-252
Nancy Pelosi’s hairstylist says video of her maskless at California salon was ‘setup’-7.6737.33
Sacramento police chief calls out ‘second-guessing’ over his handling of latest protests-546
Why California spends billions but can’t control its wildfires. ‘No simple or cheap solution’-252.67
Family of Stephon Clark responds after California prosecutors tell NFL to take down PSA-5.6748.33
Is it time to raise taxes on the rich? California Democrats call for new millionaire’s tax-343
California sues Uber and Lyft for driver back wages and benefits — for the second time-944.67
California undercounting COVID-19 cases due to ‘serious’ technical issue, counties say-2.6749.67
Federal family leave for parents affected by coronavirus has run out. State workers weigh options-3.6746