Wall Street Journal Bias and Reliability Overview

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. Ad Fontes Media rates Wall Street Journal in the middle 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 Wall Street Journal’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 46.04

Bias: 4.97

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
2022 Best Colleges in the U.S.: Harvard, Stanford, MIT Take Top Rankings-1.6747.67
Three Killed in Kabul Airport as Afghans Scramble to Escape Taliban144
U.S. Drops Visa Fraud Cases Against Five Chinese Researchers145.33
Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine Is Less Effective Against Delta Infections but Still Prevents Serious Illness, Israel Study Suggests047
Texas Provides a Model for Conservative Healthcare Reform7.3340
Bernie Sanders Embraces Deal Maker Role in Biden’s Antipoverty Push6.3342.33
Gov. Andrew Cuomo Is Losing Major Political Donors Amid Federal, State Probes2.6744.67
Los Angeles Wants to Clear the Homeless From Venice Beach145.33
Senate Infrastructure Bill Drops IRS Funding, Raising Pressure for New Revenue147.33
Arrests at U.S.-Mexico Border This Year Top One Million246.33
New Aid Coming for Mortgage Borrowers at Risk of Foreclosure-146.67
Florida Asks Supreme Court to Block CDC’s Covid Rules for Cruise Ships246
Schools Are Turning Stimulus Funds Into Teacher Bonuses044.33
CDC’s Covid-19 Cruise Guidelines to Stay in Place for Now046
Biden’s Facebook Attack Followed Months of Frustration Inside White House3.3343
Unvaccinated Americans Are Behind Rising Covid-19 Hospitalizations-248
Eric Garcetti Tapped to Be Ambassador to India048
FDA Seeks to Probe Talks Between Staff and Biogen on Alzheimer’s Drug048.67
Miami-Area Condo Collapse Sparks Calls for Tighter Laws045.33
The Theranos Trial: Elizabeth Holmes, the Charges and What Else to Know-145
Job Openings Are at Record Highs. Why Aren’t Unemployed Americans Filling Them?2.3341.33
Biden Order Takes Aim at Tractor Repair045.67
Biden’s Business Order Shows How He’s Using Executive Power to Shape Economy-2.3342.33
U.S. Steps Up Planning for Emergency Afghan Evacuation1.6743.67
Delta Variant Fuels Missouri’s Covid-19 Uptick-1.3346.33