Bias: Middle

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting

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Ad Fontes Media rates Wall Street Journal in the Middle category of bias and as Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting in terms of reliability. Wall Street Journal is an international, business-focused daily newspaper based in New York City. It was founded in 1889 by Charles H. Dow primarily to cover business and financial news. The Journal has a circulation of 2.8 million and has won 37 Pulitzer Prizes. It is published by Dow Jones, a unit of News Corp.

Overall Score

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

Reliability: 44.87

Bias: 5.54

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
Amgen Fights IRS Over $10.7 Billion Tax Bill047
Nancy Pelosi to Visit Taiwan Despite Warnings From China2.6744.33
Market Mayhem Triggers Deal-Making Drought1.6742.67
What Happened to That ‘Emergency’ Covid Money?1826.67
‘Inflation Reduction Act’ Is an Insult to Used-Car Salesmen18.6728.67
Guy Reffitt, the First Jan. 6 Rioter Convicted by Jury, Gets Seven-Year Sentence0.6749
Ukraine Grain Shipment Departs for First Time Since Russian Invasion049
Correcting the Record on a Rape Case8.6736.67
Joe Biden: My Plan for Fighting Inflation-14.3325.33
Daniel Enriquez Thrived Through a Changing New York. He Died in a Subway Shooting.047.33
Latest U.S. Covid-19 Surge Moves West as Pressure Eases in Northeast047.67
Ukraine Counterattack Takes Back Parts of Strategic Donbas City048.33
Chile Slides Toward Constitutional Suicide833.33
Ukraine’s Forces Sink Russian River Crossings, Inflicting Heavy Damage042.67
An Abortion Story Too Good to Confirm13.6727
Digital Addictions Are Drowning Us in Dopamine045.67
Why Is Russia Invading Ukraine and What Does Putin Want?043.8
Co-Working Companies Benefit From Return-to-Office Uncertainty045.33
Why I’m Defying Beltway Cowardice22.6723.33
If Russian Currency Reserves Aren’t Really Money, the World Is in for a Shock042.33
No Radiation Leaks Reported After Russians Take Ukrainian Nuclear Plant048
A Ukrainian City Prepares for Battle Far From the Front Line050.67
U.S. Job Openings, Quits Remained Elevated at End of Last Year045
Consumer Pessimism Grows as Inflation Accelerates1.3342.67
Tom Brady Retires From NFL After 22 Seasons and Seven Super Bowl Wins044.33