Denver Post Bias and Reliability Overview

Denver Post is a daily newspaper and website published in the Denver, Colorado, area. Founded in 1892, it is now owned by Digital First Media. The website reaches 5.7 million people each month, and the print publication has an average daily circulation of 416,000. The Post has won nine Pulitzer Prizes for its news coverage, in addition to other journalism awards. Ad Fontes Media rates Denver Post 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 Denver Post’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 48.58

Bias: -1.79

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
Kafer: Vaccine passport systems are ripe for abuse and destined to fail5.8635.23
Editorial: Lauren Boebert’s role in the insurrection must also be investigated-5.3343.66
How to talk to your kids about violence at the U.S. Capitol-537.19
Colorado lawmakers consider metal gates, more security at Capitol0.6750.53
Gov. Jared Polis plans to extend Colorado’s mask mandate050.68
Colorado teachers may refuse to work if their conditions for reopening schools aren’t met-2.6750.28
Anti-police protesters mob rally supporting law enforcement in Denver’s Civic Center2.8344.83
Masks will help, but more distancing needed to head off a September spike in Colorado, model shows-1.6751.99
9 names selected as finalists to replace Stapleton-550.09
Colorado’s weekly COVID-19 count hits highest level since May as upward trend continues-2.6751.29
Supreme Court’s abortion ruling raises stakes for election-147.52
Colorado cities, counties brace for fiscal wreckage from coronavirus, even with federal help-250.44
Colorado reports first coronavirus outbreaks linked to child care centers-253.75
Jeffco Public Schools’ fall reopening plan offers first detailed glimpse at what school could look like in 2020-21-250.08
North Capitol Hill bar shut down by city for on-site consumption-1.3350.76
More than 3 weeks into safer-at-home, Colorado leaders see promising signs — but are girding for the long fight-2.3353.75
Polis says he’d like to see Colorado’s restaurants reopen in May — possibly before Memorial Day0.3349.47
Q&A: Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on “safer at home,” coronavirus deaths and skiing timeline-4.6747.88
Denver to furlough employees to close $226M budget shortfall-1.3349.83
President Trump praises Colorado’s coronavirus response in meeting with Gov. Jared Polis-3.6746.86
Hundreds rally outside State Capitol, demand Colorado reopen4.6747.07
Some Denver retailers that reopened over the weekend saw only light traffic-552.34
How will the coronavirus pandemic end? History gives us a glimpse-3.3346.29
Colorado budget facing massive cuts — and next year likely to be worse-4.6749.66
Coronavirus prompts Denver City Council to postpone plastic bag fees-3.3352.95