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Hawaii News Now Bias and Reliability Overview

Hawaii News Now is a multimedia news organization covering the Hawaiian Islands. Staff from broadcast stations KGMB (CBS) and KHNL (NBC) combine to present news via television, podcasts and online. Based in Honolulu, the organization is owned by Gray Television. The website records approximately 3.2 million visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates Hawaii News Now 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 Hawaii News Now’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 46.38

Bias: -0.14

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
FBI reports Hawaii elderly lost more than $5M to fraud schemes in 2020045.67
READ: Criminal complaint reveals extensive details into Sykap shooting046.33
UH offers free online mental health services for residents across the state-145
Hawaii bankruptcies drop as economy recovers from slowdown043.67
Report: 38 COVID cases linked to cluster at Oahu fast food eatery-1.6750
Police arrest 6 illegal campers at Kauai park after they refuse to leave044.33
Hawaii arrivals were way up in April, but still far shy of pre-pandemic levels046.67
Officials say ‘end of the pandemic’ is near, but health experts urge vigilance047
Hawaii reaches a milestone: Half of the state has now been vaccinated048
Hawaii Island police identify victim killed in Kona shooting046.33
In ‘heartbreaking’ decision, Hawaiian Airlines ends its ‘Ohana service046.67
Man cited for illegally picking hundreds of opihi from Pupukea conservation district046.67
For upcoming space mission, Elon Musk eyes waters off Hawaii to land rocket047
Governor keeps Hawaii’s mask mandate in place despite new CDC guidance for vaccinated people-147.33
Legislature slashes operating funds to UH by 10% over next 2 years041.33
Demolition of Aloha Stadium now slated for late 20220.6746.67
Police search for suspect who allegedly attacked UH Manoa students on campus046
With HART facing $3.6B deficit, Blangiardi says rail will likely not make it to Ala Moana0.6747.33
Gov. Ige authorizes vaccine passport program for inter-island travelers-1.3347.33
Signs of economic relief abound as vaccination rates, visitor counts steadily rise046
Maui slightly eases COVID restrictions, expanding capacity for shops, gatherings0.6747
1 new COVID death reported, 84 additional infections048