Syracuse Post-Standard Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Middle

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting


Ad Fontes Media rates Syracuse Post-Standard in the Middle category of bias and as Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting in terms of reliability. 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.

Overall Score

The following are the overall bias and reliability scores for Syracuse Post-Standard according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 46.70

Bias: -2.87

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
New Yorkers are counting on Kathy Hochul to change the tenor in Albany (Editorial Board Opinion) -9.33 40.33
Ryan McMahon on Covid-19: ‘We are no longer in an emergency’ 0 47.33
Syracuse native Terry McAuliffe’s win sets up Virginia clash with outsider Glenn Youngkin -4.33 43.67
Syracuse’s Italian Fest to return to downtown this fall 0 44.33
Trump impeachment witness sues Mike Pompeo over $1.8M in legal fees -2.33 44.33
Trump is unfit to lead. Remove him now (Editorial) -7.33 37.33
Pro-Trump protesters breach U.S. Capitol; lawmakers evacuated, 1 person killed -3.33 44.67
What happens if Trump refuses to concede the election to Joe Biden? -5.1 44.2
Cuomo worries feds will use info from vaccine push to deport people -6 48.33
27 dead: 2020 is already Syracuse’s second-deadliest year for homicides 0 50.67
2 children killed when pickup plowed into back of minivan west of Syracuse on NYS Thruway 0 53.33
A sneak peek inside: Kelley’s transitions into Chelsea’s -1 46.33
Grand jury to hear fatal crash case against I-81 motorcyclist accused of lying about companion, leaving her 0.67 50
Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim on Ivy League’s eligibility policy: ‘It’s silly’ 2.33 41
Upstate New York’s non-Indian casinos can reopen: What will it look like? 2.67 47.67
Hit-and-run driver, going to prison for fatal Onondaga Lake Parkway crash, still free on bail reform for now -1.33 49
ACC ramps up coronavirus testing to 3 times a week, includes heart checks for positive cases -0.67 51
Buffalo law firm files class-action lawsuit to lift New York’s wedding guest limit for all -1.67 43.33
New York state making progress on fall HS sports, but ’we’ve got a lot of work to do’ -2.67 46
Coronavirus update: 31 new cases in Onondaga County -1.33 48.33
Syracuse football will learn opponent for season opener Thursday morning 0 54
Pyramid sues to reduce tax assessment on Crossgates Mall near Albany 0.33 50.67
Central NY manufacturer falsely claimed to have corrected safety violations: judge 2.67 49.33
Onondaga County’s sales tax shortfall is $26M for year; ‘draconian’ cuts loom -1.67 41.33
Coronavirus update: 16 new cases in Onondaga County, 7 from travel 0.33 51

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