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The Media Bias Chart Content Ratings Research Project

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

The Media Bias Chart Content Ratings Research Project2019-02-16T22:21:13+00:00

When Negative Coverage Is Not Necessarily Biased Coverage

A common complaint of President Trump and others in the GOP is that a high percentage of media coverage of him is “negative.” The official GOP Twitter account often tweets about this, sometimes citing a statistic from a Harvard study stating that over 90% of media coverage of Trump is negative. This, the President and ...Read more

When Negative Coverage Is Not Necessarily Biased Coverage2019-02-03T00:38:46+00:00

The big BuzzFeed News story and how it impacts its ranking on the Media Bias Chart

BuzzFeed News just came out with a big story entitled "President Trump Directed His Attorney Michael Cohen to Lie to Congress About the Moscow Project," which has been disputed by the Special Counsel's office. Whenever a single major news org reports a big, exclusive, consequential story, which is not shortly verified by other major outlets, ...Read more

The big BuzzFeed News story and how it impacts its ranking on the Media Bias Chart2019-01-19T21:59:04+00:00

Do You Want to Be an Analyst for the Media Bias Chart?

Are you interested in becoming an analyst for the Media Bias Chart Project? We are currently recruiting analysts for the next phase of the project, which will run for about 10 weeks in early 2019. Applications are due December 8, 2018, at 11:59 pm MST. We are looking for a diverse group of individuals with ...Read more

Do You Want to Be an Analyst for the Media Bias Chart?2018-12-01T20:50:48+00:00

2018 Midterms: Headlines from Across the Spectrum. “What happened” is one thing; “What it means” is another

Day-after-election coverage is especially useful for differentiating news content on both the quality and bias metrics. This is because election stories are naturally full of concrete facts--who won, who lost, where, and by how much. Further, the facts by themselves are fairly easy for most people to interpret without having someone else analyze them and ...Read more

2018 Midterms: Headlines from Across the Spectrum. “What happened” is one thing; “What it means” is another2018-11-08T05:32:39+00:00

USA Today Op-ed Illustrates Need for Interactive, Dynamic Media Bias Chart

USA Today, which has an overall source rating on the Media Bias Chart of “Neutral, Fact-Reporting,” published an Op-Ed written by President Trump yesterday that was widely panned by other news sources and on social media. The op-ed itself was analyzed and fact-checked by an article in the Washington Post the same day, which explained ...Read more

USA Today Op-ed Illustrates Need for Interactive, Dynamic Media Bias Chart2018-10-12T04:08:28+00:00

A Deep Dive into Media Bias Chart 4.0 by Professor Max Stearns

I'm always impressed with the comments I get from so many of you about the most difficult questions the Media Bias Chart brings to mind. These include questions like"what constitutes the left-to right spectrum?" and "how can we really evaluate sources, in a consistent, data-driven, meaningful way?" Maxwell Stearns, Professor at the University of Maryland Carey School of ...Read more

A Deep Dive into Media Bias Chart 4.0 by Professor Max Stearns2018-10-06T19:12:08+00:00

Using the Media Bias Chart to Illustrate the Difference Across the Spectrum: Ford-Kavanaugh Hearings

It’s a bad thing that many Americans live in alternate realities from each other based on the news sources they read and watch. The headlines below are all about essentially the same subject matter—the same events of the past few days--yet they vary wildly in their focuses and conclusions. I believe this is why we ...Read more

Using the Media Bias Chart to Illustrate the Difference Across the Spectrum: Ford-Kavanaugh Hearings2018-10-02T02:02:31+00:00

Wonkette’s Ranking: How and Why Media Bias Chart Ranked ’em!

One new ranking on Media Bias Chart 4.0, added upon request by many commenters, is Wonkette. It’s in the bottom left corner of the chart. Apparently those at Wonkette were so displeased by this ranking that they wrote this article--Wonkette is Fake News Like Louise Mensch, According to World’s Best Fucking Chart-- about it, which ...Read more

Wonkette’s Ranking: How and Why Media Bias Chart Ranked ’em!2018-09-16T21:29:23+00:00

Media Bias Chart Ranks Patribotics All The Way Left

Even though its author is a self-described conservative and the National Enquirer skews right (and its owner squashed a damaging Trump story) One of the most fascinating types of comments I get are the ones insisting that one of the sources I have ranked in the bottom left of the Media Bias Chart, the Patribotics ...Read more

Media Bias Chart Ranks Patribotics All The Way Left2018-09-16T21:36:46+00:00
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