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 [...]

Junk Food and Junk News: The Case for “Information Fitness”2019-03-27T15:26:12-06:00

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 [...]

Part 2 of 4: Why Measuring Political Bias is So Hard, and How We Can Do It Anyway: The Media Bias Chart Horizontal Axis2018-08-28T23:15:53-06:00

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 [...]

Part 1 of 4: Why Measuring Political Bias is So Hard, and How We Can Do It Anyway: The Media Bias Chart Horizontal Axis2018-08-28T23:16:07-06:00

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. [...]

Media Bias Chart, 3.1 Minor Updates Based on Constructive Feedback2018-08-29T17:14:02-06:00

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

Note: this is actually version 3.1 of The Chart. Learn more about the minor changes I made from version 3.0. 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 [...]

The Chart, Version 3.0: What, Exactly, Are We Reading?2021-03-23T22:03:00-06:00

Popsugar Bias and Reliability

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Popsugar Bias and Reliability2021-04-06T19:49:43-06:00

Daily Dot Bias and Reliability

{name} Bias and Reliability Overview {name} {description} Ad Fontes Media rates {name} in the {bias_keyword} category 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 [...]

Daily Dot Bias and Reliability2021-03-18T20:38:39-06:00

The College Fix Bias and Reliability

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The College Fix Bias and Reliability2021-04-01T22:08:04-06:00

Right Wing Watch Bias and Reliability

{name} Bias and Reliability Overview {name} {description} Ad Fontes Media rates {name} in the {bias_keyword} category 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 [...]

Right Wing Watch Bias and Reliability2021-04-01T20:53:37-06:00

Radio Times Bias and Reliability

{name} Bias and Reliability Overview {name} {description} Ad Fontes Media rates {name} in the {bias_keyword} category 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 [...]

Radio Times Bias and Reliability2021-04-01T20:39:43-06:00

Mashable Bias and Reliability

{name} Bias and Reliability Overview {name} {description} Ad Fontes Media rates {name} in the {bias_keyword} category 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 [...]

Mashable Bias and Reliability2021-03-29T20:04:51-06:00

Variety Bias and Reliability

{name} Bias and Reliability Overview {name} {description} Ad Fontes Media rates {name} in the {bias_keyword} category 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 [...]

Variety Bias and Reliability2021-04-05T22:21:25-06:00

The Last Refuge Bias and Reliability

{name} Bias and Reliability Overview {name} {description} Ad Fontes Media rates {name} in the {bias_keyword} category 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 [...]

The Last Refuge Bias and Reliability2021-04-01T22:37:00-06:00

Engadget Bias and Reliability

{name} Bias and Reliability Overview {name} {description} Ad Fontes Media rates {name} in the {bias_keyword} category 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 [...]

Engadget Bias and Reliability2021-03-18T21:04:08-06:00

Snopes Bias and Reliability

{name} Bias and Reliability Overview {name} {description} Ad Fontes Media rates {name} in the {bias_keyword} category 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 [...]

Snopes Bias and Reliability2021-04-01T21:28:21-06:00