Bias: Skews Left

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting

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Overview

Ad Fontes Media rates Sun Sentinel in the Skews Left category of bias and as Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting in terms of reliability. Sun Sentinel is a daily newspaper covering Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties in South Florida. Founded in 1910, the newspaper is now part of Tribune Publishing Company, headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Florida. The Sun Sentinel has won two Pulitzer Prizes, including one in 2019 for its coverage of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida. Its weekday circulation is approximately 90,000, with 135,000 on Sundays. The website records approximately 5.6 million visits per month.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 44.12

Bias: -6.04

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
Abortion rights protesters warn ‘Don’t Texas my Florida’ | Fred Grimm-11.3333
After outcry over food distribution contract, Nikki Fried says she’ll review choice made for South Florida-145.33
Timeline: As thousands of new homes rise, farmland vanishes in Palm Beach County-1.3346.33
If the Democrats don’t fight harder, we’re doomed | Letters to the editor-16.6730.33
Secretive DeSantis signs flawed voting law that courts should reject | Editorial-15.3333
These South Florida hospitals will be among the first with the COVID-19 vaccine051.67
ASK IRA: Will Heat regret bypassing Kentucky’s Tyrese Maxey?036.67
Heat go for the athleticism, height of Memphis forward Precious Achiuwa at No. 20 in NBA draft040.33
How will the COVID-19 vaccine be given to the public? Here’s an early look.050.33
New sex shop at Fort Lauderdale beach forced to close043
Doctors see rise in limb-threatening blood clots during COVID-19 crisis-0.554.67
Eviction cases pile up in the courts while tenants wait to see whether DeSantis extends moratorium-148.67
South Florida movie theaters reopen: Here’s what you need to know-146.67
Two dead after small plane crashes into public storage facility in Pembroke Park0.3346
Florida’s COVID-19 crisis easing; Friday’s report adds 3,815 cases and 89 deaths5.8340.17
Hurricane forecasters are monitoring two tropical waves far in the Atlantic for possible development0.6744.67
After botching Florida’s unemployment system, consultant just won a $110 million state contract-1.6748.33
Latest hurricane season outlook calls for 24 named storms, which would make it the second-busiest ever-152
Broward schools headquarters evacuated for COVID-19-6.6749.67
Mail voting surges across South Florida — with more than 300,000 ballots cast so far-142.67
USDA tested those mysterious seeds from China. Guess what it found?2.3343