Arizona Daily Star Bias and Reliability Overview

Arizona Daily Star is a daily newspaper and website based in Tucson, Arizona. Founded in 1877, the newspaper covers news in southern Arizona and has been owned by Lee Enterprises since 2005. The Daily Star has won several media awards, including a Pulitzer Prize in 1981. The website records approximately 1.9 million visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates Arizona Daily Star 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 Arizona Daily Star’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 45.91

Bias: -2.07

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
Daily Star Editorial Board: The U.S. is a democracy, no matter what Trump wants-1.6737.33
Driving-while-texting ban to span Arizona in 2021044.33
Road Runner reviews 2020 Tucson road projects and previews what's to come048
With teen suicide on the rise, Tucson educators struggle to prioritize mental health046.67
Tucson park ramadas closed again amid rise in COVID-19 cases-1.2548.25
Some Pima County employees told to stay home for three weeks to stop COVID-19 spike-1.1747.67
Letter: White House misses COVID response big time-13.530
Weatherization program belled for helping seniors037
Make Way for Books provides early reading opportunities for children-0.3338.67
Habitat for Humanity Tucson builds affordable housing for low-income families-1.6739.67
Interfaith Community Services helps families make ends meet-0.6742
Pima County health officials: Hospitals will be overwhelmed in three weeks-2.3349.33
Western Women: Pauline O'Neill was Arizona suffragist, state lawmaker048
Pima County to open new drive thru COVID-19 testing sites047.67
Road Runner: ADOT distracted driving campaign shows true dangers of inattention048
Reid Park Zoo prepares for major expansion this spring-154
Greg Hansen: Arizona's old way of recruiting didn't work. Maybe Sean Miller's new approach will.037.33
Pedestrian struck, killed on Tucson's northwest side050.33
Kelly unveils transition team as McSally remains silent on election outcome-2.3346.67
Political Notebook: Councilman Kozachik laid off from University of Arizona, O'Halleran re-elected-1.3347.67
Return of season brings 'sense of normalcy' for cross country runners — even with new rules-0.6746
UA-led space mission makes history with five-second stop on asteroid Bennu-0.6749
Tucson police: Teen driver dies in east-side crash051.33
Arizona counties can start counting early ballots now051.8
Cheers, chants greet Trump in Tucson campaign stop3.6743.67
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