The Village Voice Bias and Reliability Overview

The Village Voice is America’s first alternative newspaper, founded in 1955 by Dan Wolf, Ed Fancher and Norman Mailer. Content focuses on coverage of New York City, including arts, entertainment and culture. It ceased publication in 2017 but resumed in April 2021 as a quarterly publication under new ownership, Street Media. The Voice has earned three Pulitzer Prizes, in addition to other awards. The website records approximately 395,000 visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates The Village Voice in the skews left 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 The Village Voice’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 43.02

Bias: -7.91

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
Remembering When Presidential Candidate Walter Mondale Came to the Voice Offices-9.3334.33
Former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin Found Guilty of All Charges in Death of George Floyd048.67
Sean Combs’ New Doc Has a Deeper ‘Story To Tell’ About Biggie Smalls-236.33
New York Cannabis Legalization Deal Imminent-9.3340.33
Out of the Shadows: New York Legalizes Adult-Use Marijuana-6.6746.33
COVID-19: CDC Updates Travel Guidelines For Fully Vaccinated People050
‘The Longest Shift’ Documents Workers On The Pandemic’s Front Lines-5.6744.67
Making Science and Technology More Inclusive with the American Science Corps045.67
Judge Says Deputies Who Shared Photos of Kobe Bryant Crash Must Be Named045.67
Getting Vaccinated in the Bronx is No Day at the Park-6.6747.67
Safe Banking Act Reintroduced to Protect Pro-Pot Banks-448
Crowded Field of Mayoral Candidates Zooming Toward Primary Day-4.3347.33
Gun Rights Absolutists Celebrate Martin Luther King Day in Virginia-10.6739
On the Ground at the Inauguration: The Only Thing to See Was Hope-10.6735.33
Art Crime Pays: Trump Pardons Helly Nahmad, the Art World’s Cartoon Villain-9.3341
Running for New York City Mayor — How Much Chaos Can We Expect Between Now and June?-7.6743.67
James Ridgeway’s Reporting Warned Us That Trump Was Coming — Half a Century Ago-12.6737.33