This is the Media Bias Chart, in its latest iteration. It’s a unique way of laying out the complex media landscape in two dimensions: reliability, on the vertical axis, and bias, on the horizontal axis.
People find it helpful because it’s a useful taxonomy (i.e., system of classification) for discussing a complex subject. We also have a detailed methodology for how we place sources on the chart. There is a ton of information and background on this site, so please explore. We welcome your input and feedback!
The 4-minute video below provides an overview of what the Media Bias Chart is, where it came from, and what we will be doing to improve it in the future.