Axios Bias and Reliability Overview

Axios is a news website launched in 2017 by three journalists who believed a transformation was needed in online media. The motto of Axios is “Axios gets you smarter, faster on what matters.” Information is presented in very brief news articles on subjects such as technology, science, health, environment, politics and sports. Its website logs approximately 11 million visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates Axios as skews left in terms 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 Axios’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 48.24

Bias: -6.54

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 URL Bias Reliability
Off the rails: Inside the craziest meeting of the Trump presidency-4.6755.48
Capitol secured hours after mob breach-348.71
Inslee says Americans should vote out anyone who "downplays" climate change-12.3345.47
McCloskeys endorse Trump at RNC-5.445.98
Elliott Abrams to replace Brian Hook as Trump's Iran envoy-1.6746.81
Commission rejects Trump campaign request for 4th debate-3.6748.08
Local officials seek younger poll workers for 2020 elections-6.546.8
CRISPR co-discoverer says gene editing may help fight future pandemics-447.32
Pelosi, Schumer demand postmaster general reverse USPS cuts ahead of election-548.85
Cities resist as Trump stakes re-election hopes on "law and order"-947.33
California breaks record with over 12,000 new coronavirus cases-248.23
Americans set new monthly record for buying existing homes-2.6737.89
Trump announces "surge" of federal law enforcement to Chicago and Albuquerque-7.3344.41
Coronavirus dashboard: Catch up fast-0.6751.64
House Dems open investigation into Trump's alleged pardon offer to DHS chief-9.3342.69
Buttigieg confronted by protestor in Iowa about his sexuality-3.6750.96
Trump vetoes resolution to end U.S. involvement in Yemen-745.25
Main Street's salon boom-1.3352.1
Walmart's robot army-6.546.31
Mike Pence: Federal aid will arrive soon for flood-hit Midwest towns-154
Christchurch shootings: Police believe they stopped a third attack-348.65
World Health Organization calls for strong gene editing framework-147.55
Kamala Harris on the issues, in under 500 words-4.2554.84
San Francisco to expunge more than 9,300 marijuana convictions-159.51
Reality check: McConnell falsely blames Democrats for N.C. electoral fraud-12.3332.83