Good News Network Bias and Reliability Overview

Good News Network is an online newspaper that features uplifting news from around the world. The network was founded in 1997 because its founder believed the media failed to report positive news. The GNN website records approximately 1.4 million visits per month. Good News Network includes a podcast and newsletter, and has published a book. Ad Fontes Media rates Good News Network 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 Good News Network’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 44.71

Bias: -2.55

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
In a Landslide, Nebraska Voters Say ‘No More’ to 404% Interest Rates on Payday Loans-4.3345.39
Paul Rudd Hands Out Cookies to New York City Voters Waiting in the Rain to Cast Their Ballots044.45
While in Lockdown Citizen Scientists are Going Outside Observing Insects, Helping their Recovery043.78
Mississippi Voters Exchange Old Confederate-Themed Flag For a New Design–And it’s So Pretty-0.3346.82
Democracy Made Delicious: ‘Pizza to the Polls’ Delivered Free Food to Hundreds of Thousands of Voters in Long Lines-0.3346.15
This Inexpensive New Smart Mask Can Amplify the Speaker’s Voice and Translate Speech into 8 Languages038.23
Super Bowl-Winning Athlete Opts Out of 2020 NFL Season So He Can Continue Working on COVID-19 Frontlines037.23
The Homeless In Oxford Won’t Need to Go Back to Sleeping Outside, Even if Pandemic Ends This Year-7.543.27
Teen Abandoned at Birth Now Raises Money to Give Senior Dogs the Love She Found With a Forever Home-247.34
Britain to Roll Out Five Million Coronavirus Tests That Get Results in 90 Minutes-150.8
2 Million People in India Gather to Plant 20 Million Trees Along the River Ganges – All While Social-Distancing-543.59
Alex Trebek Turns 80, Releases New Memoir From Lockdown: ‘The Answer Is…’-0.537.41
More Than One Million UK Citizens Have Quit Smoking During the COVID-19 Pandemic0.250.06
Possible ‘Breakthrough’ Coronavirus Treatment With Natural Protein Cuts Risk of Death and Serious Symptoms by 79%051.43