Junk Food and Junk News: The Case for “Information Fitness”

We, as humans, have basic needs for several things. One of them is food. Another is information. We are always, by necessity and want, taking in both. It’s fair to say we even love both food and information. But we also, as humans, have a propensity for indulging in too much of a good thing ...Read more

Junk Food and Junk News: The Case for “Information Fitness”2019-03-27T15:26:12+00:00

Part 2 of 4: Why Measuring Political Bias is So Hard, and How We Can Do It Anyway: The Media Bias Chart Horizontal Axis

Post Two of a Four-Part Series   The Media Bias Chart Horizontal Axis:   How to Define Political Bias in a Meaningful, Useful Way In part one of this series I laid out some problems with existing ways of measuring bias and outlined a proposed new methodology for rating such bias in news sources within ...Read more

Part 2 of 4: Why Measuring Political Bias is So Hard, and How We Can Do It Anyway: The Media Bias Chart Horizontal Axis2018-08-28T23:15:53+00:00

Part 1 of 4: Why Measuring Political Bias is So Hard, and How We Can Do It Anyway: The Media Bias Chart Horizontal Axis

Post One of a Four-Part Series The Media Bias Chart Horizontal Axis:   Part 1: Measuring Political Bias--Challenges to Existing Approaches and an Overview of a New Approach Many commentators on the Media Bias Chart have asked me (or argued with me about) why I placed a particular source in a particular spot on the ...Read more

Part 1 of 4: Why Measuring Political Bias is So Hard, and How We Can Do It Anyway: The Media Bias Chart Horizontal Axis2018-08-28T23:16:07+00:00

Media Bias Chart, 3.1 Minor Updates Based on Constructive Feedback

So why is it time for another update to the Media Bias Chart? I’m a strong believer in changing one’s mind based on new information. That’s how we learn anyway, and I wish people would do it more often. I think it would lead to nicer online discussions and less polarization in our politics. ...Read more

Media Bias Chart, 3.1 Minor Updates Based on Constructive Feedback2018-08-29T17:14:02+00:00

The Chart, Version 3.0: What, Exactly, Are We Reading?

Note: this is actually version 3.1 of The Chart. I made some minor changes from version 3.0, explained here: https://www.adfontesmedia.com/chart-3-1-minor-updates-based-constructive-feedback/ Summary: What’s new in this chart: I edited the categories on the vertical axis to more accurately describe the contents of the news sources ranked therein (long discussion below). I stuffed as many sources (from both ...Read more

The Chart, Version 3.0: What, Exactly, Are We Reading?2018-08-29T17:09:24+00:00

Dallas Morning News Bias and Reliability

{name} Bias and Reliability Overview {name} {description} Ad Fontes Media rates {name} as {bias_keyword} in terms of bias and as {reliability_keyword} 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 ...Read more

Dallas Morning News Bias and Reliability2021-01-21T02:55:54+00:00

TheGrio Bias and Reliability

{name} Bias and Reliability Overview {name} {description} Ad Fontes Media rates {name} as {bias_keyword} in terms of bias and as {reliability_keyword} 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 ...Read more

TheGrio Bias and Reliability2021-01-21T03:00:36+00:00

NewsNation Now Bias and Reliability

{name} Bias and Reliability Overview {name} {description} Ad Fontes Media rates {name} as {bias_keyword} in terms of bias and as {reliability_keyword} 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 ...Read more

NewsNation Now Bias and Reliability2021-01-21T01:40:27+00:00

Western Journal Bias and Reliability

{name} Bias and Reliability Overview   {name} {description} Ad Fontes Media rates {name} as {bias_keyword} in terms of bias and as {reliability_keyword} 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 ...Read more

Western Journal Bias and Reliability2021-01-21T02:54:24+00:00

Agence France-Presse Bias and Reliability

{name} Bias and Reliability Overview   {name} {description} Ad Fontes Media rates {name} as {bias_keyword} in terms of bias and as {reliability_keyword} 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 ...Read more

Agence France-Presse Bias and Reliability2021-01-21T02:53:24+00:00

Politicus USA Bias and Reliability

{name} Bias and Reliability Overview   {name} {description} Ad Fontes Media rates {name} as {bias_keyword} in terms of bias and as {reliability_keyword} 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 ...Read more

Politicus USA Bias and Reliability2021-01-21T02:52:31+00:00

PragerU Bias and Reliability

{name} Bias and Reliability Overview   {name} {description} Ad Fontes Media rates {name} as {bias_keyword} in terms of bias and as {reliability_keyword} 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 ...Read more

PragerU Bias and Reliability2021-01-21T02:51:32+00:00

US News and World Report Bias and Reliability

{name} Bias and Reliability Overview   {name} {description} Ad Fontes Media rates {name} as {bias_keyword} in terms of bias and as {reliability_keyword} 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 ...Read more

US News and World Report Bias and Reliability2021-01-21T02:50:56+00:00

Stars and Stripes Bias and Reliability

{name} Bias and Reliability Overview   {name} {description} Ad Fontes Media rates {name} as {bias_keyword} in terms of bias and as {reliability_keyword} 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 ...Read more

Stars and Stripes Bias and Reliability2021-01-21T02:50:20+00:00

The Dispatch Bias and Reliability

{name} Bias and Reliability Overview   {name} {description} Ad Fontes Media rates {name} as {bias_keyword} in terms of bias and as {reliability_keyword} 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 ...Read more

The Dispatch Bias and Reliability2021-01-21T02:49:09+00:00
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