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://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

MSNBC Bias and Reliability

Overall Score The following scores MSNBC’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology. Reliability: 31.82 Bias: -20.87 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 ...Read more

MSNBC Bias and Reliability2019-10-03T18:38:09+00:00

.weather.com Bias and Reliability

Overall Score The following scores .weather.com’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology. Reliability: 51.55 Bias: -2.43 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 ...Read more

.weather.com Bias and Reliability2019-10-03T20:08:02+00:00

.newsy.com Bias and Reliability

Overall Score The following scores .newsy.com’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology. Reliability: 48.81 Bias: -3.03 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 ...Read more

.newsy.com Bias and Reliability2019-10-03T20:08:30+00:00

.cnsnews.com Bias and Reliability

Overall Score The following scores .cnsnews.com’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology. Reliability: 26.41 Bias: 25.75 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 ...Read more

.cnsnews.com Bias and Reliability2019-10-03T20:08:58+00:00

.epi.org Bias and Reliability

Overall Score The following scores .epi.org’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology. Reliability: 48.59 Bias: -2.00 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 ...Read more

.epi.org Bias and Reliability2019-10-03T20:09:49+00:00

Fox News Bias and Reliability

Overall Score The following scores Fox News’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology. Reliability: 23.16 Bias: 24.56 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 ...Read more

Fox News Bias and Reliability2019-10-03T21:50:49+00:00

CNN Video Bias and Reliability

Overall Score The following scores CNN Video’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology. Reliability: 36.00 Bias: -11.87 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 ...Read more

CNN Video Bias and Reliability2019-10-03T21:54:26+00:00

American Spectator, The Bias and Reliability

Overall Score The following scores American Spectator, The’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology. Reliability: 22.00 Bias: 23.89 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 ...Read more

American Spectator, The Bias and Reliability2019-10-03T21:57:25+00:00

Progressive, The Bias and Reliability

Overall Score The following scores Progressive, The’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology. Reliability: 37.79 Bias: -17.48 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 ...Read more

Progressive, The Bias and Reliability2019-10-03T21:59:05+00:00

Life News Bias and Reliability

Overall Score The following scores Life News’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology. Reliability: 24.49 Bias: 24.75 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 ...Read more

Life News Bias and Reliability2019-10-03T22:00:20+00:00
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