Sky News Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Middle

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting


Ad Fontes Media rates Sky News in the Middle category of bias and as Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting in terms of reliability. Sky News is a British news organization with studios located in Westminster, London, and in 10 bureaus around the world. Launched in 1989, Sky News is owned by Sky UK, a division of Comcast NBCUniversal. Sky News has won several BAFTA, International Emmy and Royal Television Society awards.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 42.16

Bias: -0.85

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
These are the common signs of a heart attack which are often ignored - do you know them? 0 43
COVID in China: In Wuhan where virus was first identified, there is creeping sense more suffering is coming 0 37.67
Donald Trump indicted for second time, amid allegations he mishandled classified files 10 41
Paul Russell sentenced to 22 months for helping Olivia Pratt-Korbel's killer Thomas Cashman 0 41.33
Boxer Amir Khan says 'I would never cheat' after being banned for anti-doping violation 0 42.33
Ukraine war latest: Russia can't get story straight on blogger 'assassination' with six different explanations released 0 42
TikTok fined £12.7m for data protection breaches 0 43.33
Self-driving bus to launch next month over Scotland's Forth Road bridge 0 40.67
Controversial far-right Israeli minister Itamar Ben-Gvir accused of 'deliberate provocation' after visit 0 19.33
Vote by January 6th committee could dictate whether Donald Trump spends time on the campaign trail or in the courthouse -1 34
Meet Kim Jong Un's 'precious' child Ju Ae - and possibly his likely successor 0 40.33
Afghanistan: A statement Joe Biden made just four weeks ago is now spectacularly and alarmingly wrong 4.33 43.33
Donald Trump calls for 'no violence' ahead of planned 'armed protests' - as removal vans arrive at White House 3 45
Storming the Capitol: How four hours of mayhem unfolded in Washington 0 52.67
Wonder Woman 1984: Superhero sequel nets biggest US opening since COVID shut cinemas - but fraction of usual takings 0 43.67
Lisa Montgomery: Judge delays execution of only woman on US death row -1.33 46
COVID-19: Beyonce donates $500,000 to people facing eviction due to housing crisis -2.67 45
COVID-19: Millions of Americans see benefits expire after Donald Trump spends Christmas golfing -5 44
Nashville bombing suspect Anthony Warner pictured - as police say he died in Christmas Day explosion 1 45.67
Trump backs down and signs COVID relief bill after surprise threat to block it -0.67 46.33
COVID-19: Hospital admissions near first peak as doctor warns full UK vaccine rollout could take a year 0 46.67
COVID-19: Why 'Dr Copper' offers an encouraging prognosis for world economy 0.67 37.67
Russia's two-year sporting ban for doping was fudged in their favour 0 41.33
COVID-19: Spain joins growing list of countries to ban travel from UK over mutated strain fears 0 48.67
Zimbabwe: Kidnapped, tortured and humiliated - one student's fight for freedom 0 42