This post was written by Professor Maxwell Stearns, who is the Venable, Baetjer & Howard Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law and an Advisor to Ad Fontes Media. He's a prolific legal scholar and has blogged about the Media Bias Chart twice before. He has written insightful theories about ...Read more
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Overall Score The following scores are Newsweek's overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology. Reliability: -8.0 Bias: 42.1 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 ...Read more
Our work at Ad Fontes Media is all about reducing the polarization that is caused in large part to the proliferation of junk news. Many of you may have the opportunity to engage in discussions about politics with your relatives this Thanksgiving. I'm optimistically calling it an "opportunity" because actually talking to people in your ...Read more
Overall Score The following scores reflect ABC's overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology. Reliability: 49.47 Bias: -1.85 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 ...Read more
If you’ve been following along with our work on the Media Bias Chart at Ad Fontes Media, you’ve probably heard that we are coming out with an interactive, online version, backed by thousands of rankings that our team of analysts recently completed. Just wanted to let you all know that we are working hard on ...Read more
We’ve just wrapped up our first major data collection effort for the next edition of the Media Bias Chart, which will be interactive! Here are some highlights of what our dedicated team of analysts, coordinators, and developers accomplished, and what’s next: Each analyst completed over four hours of training on Ad Fontes’ methodology for ...Read more
A “Hate-For Profit Racket” That is Bad for Brands: An Apt Description of Much of the Media Landscape
Yesterday, Senator Elizabeth Warren declined to appear on a town hall for Fox News, and in her explanation for why, she pointed out three salient observations about our media landscape that are key to understanding what we are trying to do at Ad Fontes Media. Even if you do not politically align with Senator Warren, ...Read more
Quite a few people have asked if there are any news aggregators or apps that just serve up the best news sources from the top of the Media Bias Chart, and I'm happy to say that now there is a great one out there! We didn't make it, but we really like it. NeoCortix News ...Read more
The Mueller Report Headlines Across the Spectrum: How Junk News and Bias Keeps Us In Parallel Universes
For your convenience, here are website headlines from across the media landscape from this morning, the day after the full (redacted) Mueller Report was released. Most people don't visit 40 news sites about one story to compare bias and quality, but that's one of the things we do here, so we hope it helps you ...Read more
Ad Fontes Media is proud to announce its first extensive multi-analyst content ratings research project! Since the first Media Bias Chart was launched, people have been asking for more data and transparency about the news source ratings. Within the next two weeks, we are kicking off a project to provide exactly that. During this project, ...Read more