Bias: Middle

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting

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Overview

Ad Fontes Media rates UPI in the Middle category of bias and as Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting in terms of reliability. UPI (United Press International) is an international news agency founded in 1907 by E.W. Scripps. During the 20th century, it provided news, photos, film and audio to thousands of newspapers, magazines, radio and TV stations. The website records more than 6 million visits per month. It is now owned by News World Communications and based in Washington, D.C., and Boca Raton, Florida.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 47.53

Bias: -1.21

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 URLBiasReliability
U.S. inflation measure rose in May by highest yearly clip in 3 decades048.67
Indonesia braces for record number of COVID-19 cases amid Delta variant surge047.67
Mental confusion an early warning sign of severe COVID-19046
Biden hosts Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani at White House amid U.S. withdrawal047.67
Deaths rise to 4 in Surfside condo collapse as crews keep searching for survivors048.33
Ex-Minnesota cop Derek Chauvin sentenced to 22.5 years for killing George Floyd-0.451.4
Biden signs law creating Pulse memorial in Orlando, Fla.-0.6746.67
North Korea expanding air base, according to satellite imagery045.67
Kelly Clarkson, 'GH,' 'Jeopardy!' win big at Daytime Emmys050
President Joe Biden announces 'major crackdown' on illegal gun sales, violence-5.3344.33
Supreme Court says Pa. school wrong to suspend cheerleader over obscene post044.67
Antivirus creator John McAfee found dead in Spanish prison cell045.33
Tokyo 2020: Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe make U.S. soccer roster045
Drake Bell changes to guilty plea in child endangerment case046
U.S. surpasses 600,000 COVID-19 deaths amid easing of restrictions049.67
Several injured amid clashes during controversial flag march in Jerusalem048.33
Catholic bishops to consider communion guidance over abortion views4.6744
Study: Many cosmetics contain unlisted, toxic 'forever chemicals'049
Methane-eating microbes in the ocean help moderate Earth's temperature050
Engineers inspect 71-story tower in China after mysterious shaking045.67
Five Oregon counties vote to leave state, create 'Greater Idaho'-0.6746.33
Texas carries out its first execution of 2021-444
Texas governor says no schools, gov't entities can require masks0.6746
New York, New Jersey, Connecticut lift multiple COVID-19 restrictions047
EU agrees to lift entry restrictions for travelers with approved vaccines048.33