UPI Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Middle

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting


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. It is now owned by News World Communications and based in Washington, D.C., and Boca Raton, Florida. It has won 10 Pulitzer Prizes.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 45.52

Bias: -1.20

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
Gaza Health Ministry says 22,313 dead; IDF reports 'intense fighting' in Khan Younis -2.33 42
Justice Department charges 2 with Trump ties of violating FARA 0 44.33
Russia's war, small islands accelerating global shift to clean energy -1.33 40.67
Tensions rise in Middle East as Israeli security chief visits Jerusalem holy site 0 18.67
U.S. inflation measure rose in May by highest yearly clip in 3 decades 0 48.67
Indonesia braces for record number of COVID-19 cases amid Delta variant surge 0 47.67
Mental confusion an early warning sign of severe COVID-19 0 46
Biden hosts Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani at White House amid U.S. withdrawal 0 47.67
Deaths rise to 4 in Surfside condo collapse as crews keep searching for survivors 0 48.33
Ex-Minnesota cop Derek Chauvin sentenced to 22.5 years for killing George Floyd -0.4 51.4
Biden signs law creating Pulse memorial in Orlando, Fla. -0.67 46.67
North Korea expanding air base, according to satellite imagery 0 45.67
Kelly Clarkson, 'GH,' 'Jeopardy!' win big at Daytime Emmys 0 50
President Joe Biden announces 'major crackdown' on illegal gun sales, violence -5.33 44.33
Supreme Court says Pa. school wrong to suspend cheerleader over obscene post 0 44.67
Antivirus creator John McAfee found dead in Spanish prison cell 0 45.33
Tokyo 2020: Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe make U.S. soccer roster 0 45
Drake Bell changes to guilty plea in child endangerment case 0 46
U.S. surpasses 600,000 COVID-19 deaths amid easing of restrictions 0 49.67
Several injured amid clashes during controversial flag march in Jerusalem 0 48.33
Catholic bishops to consider communion guidance over abortion views 4.67 44
Study: Many cosmetics contain unlisted, toxic 'forever chemicals' 0 49
Methane-eating microbes in the ocean help moderate Earth's temperature 0 50
Engineers inspect 71-story tower in China after mysterious shaking 0 45.67
Five Oregon counties vote to leave state, create 'Greater Idaho' -0.67 46.33