Independent Journal Review Bias and Reliability Overview

Independent Journal Review is a conservative news and opinion website that gives its readers the FIRST pledge: Fair, Independent, Responsive, Sustainable, Transparent. Launched in 2012, it is based in Alexandria, Virginia and owned by Media Group of America. The website records 1.3 million visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates Independent Journal Review in the skews right 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 Independent Journal Review’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 41.34

Bias: 6.36

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
Comey Weighs in on Intel Briefings Trump Could Receive After Presidency-1129.07
Jeff Flake Calls on Republicans to ‘Move Away From Trump-Ism’136.29
Biden Slams Republicans for Failing to Wear Masks During Capitol Riots: ‘It’s Time to Grow Up’-7.6738.04
House Oversight Chair Introduces Legislation to Block US Postal Service From Making Changes-7.6743.83
National Security Advisor: It Would Not Surprise Me If Trump Is Nominated for a Nobel Prize10.6737.9
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp Drops Lawsuit Against Atlanta Mask Mandate-1.6740.97
Fauci Says He Is ‘Not Totally Against’ Mask Mandates but Does Not Want to ‘Step on Anyone’s Toes’0.6740.54
‘Big Tech Is Out to Get Conservatives’: Jim Jordan Confronts Tech CEOs-0.3342.21
Pelosi Responds to Rep. Louie Gohmert’s COVID-19 Diagnosis-6.3845.58
‘Put Your Mask On!’ Confrontation Breaks Out Among Committee Members at Big Tech Hearing6.6742.01
Meadows: Pelosi, Schumer Are ‘Very Content’ to Let Enhanced Unemployment Benefits Expire13.6737.72