Syracuse Post-Standard Bias and Reliability Overview

Syracuse Post-Standard is a daily newspaper and website based in Syracuse, N.Y. Its news coverage is focused on central New York. Founded in 1829 as The Onondaga Standard, the Post-Standard is now owned by Advance Publications. The newspaper is published daily but home delivery is limited to Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. The website records more than 6 million visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates Syracuse Post-Standard 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 Syracuse Post-Standard’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 46.70

Bias: -2.87

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
New Yorkers are counting on Kathy Hochul to change the tenor in Albany (Editorial Board Opinion)-9.3340.33
Ryan McMahon on Covid-19: ‘We are no longer in an emergency’047.33
Syracuse native Terry McAuliffe’s win sets up Virginia clash with outsider Glenn Youngkin-4.3343.67
Syracuse’s Italian Fest to return to downtown this fall044.33
Trump impeachment witness sues Mike Pompeo over $1.8M in legal fees-2.3344.33
Trump is unfit to lead. Remove him now (Editorial)-7.3337.33
Pro-Trump protesters breach U.S. Capitol; lawmakers evacuated, 1 person killed-3.3344.67
What happens if Trump refuses to concede the election to Joe Biden?-5.144.2
Cuomo worries feds will use info from vaccine push to deport people-648.33
27 dead: 2020 is already Syracuse’s second-deadliest year for homicides050.67
2 children killed when pickup plowed into back of minivan west of Syracuse on NYS Thruway053.33
A sneak peek inside: Kelley’s transitions into Chelsea’s-146.33
Grand jury to hear fatal crash case against I-81 motorcyclist accused of lying about companion, leaving her0.6750
Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim on Ivy League’s eligibility policy: ‘It’s silly’2.3341
Upstate New York’s non-Indian casinos can reopen: What will it look like?2.6747.67
Hit-and-run driver, going to prison for fatal Onondaga Lake Parkway crash, still free on bail reform for now-1.3349
ACC ramps up coronavirus testing to 3 times a week, includes heart checks for positive cases-0.6751
Buffalo law firm files class-action lawsuit to lift New York’s wedding guest limit for all-1.6743.33
New York state making progress on fall HS sports, but ’we’ve got a lot of work to do’-2.6746
Coronavirus update: 31 new cases in Onondaga County-1.3348.33
Syracuse football will learn opponent for season opener Thursday morning054
Pyramid sues to reduce tax assessment on Crossgates Mall near Albany0.3350.67
Central NY manufacturer falsely claimed to have corrected safety violations: judge2.6749.33
Onondaga County’s sales tax shortfall is $26M for year; ‘draconian’ cuts loom-1.6741.33
Coronavirus update: 16 new cases in Onondaga County, 7 from travel0.3351