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

CNBC – Bias and Reliability

Overall Score The following scores CNBC's overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology. Reliability: -1.50 Bias: 44.9 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

CNBC – Bias and Reliability2020-01-22T03:56:49+00:00

Salon – Bias and Reliability

Overall Score The following scores Salon’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology. Reliability: 35.0 Bias: -16.1 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

Salon – Bias and Reliability2020-01-22T06:26:15+00:00

Epoch Times – Bias and Reliability

Overall Score The following scores Epoch Time’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology. Reliability: 34.7 Bias: 13.5 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

Epoch Times – Bias and Reliability2020-01-22T06:28:30+00:00

The Multiple-Analyst-Generated Media Bias Chart by Professor Maxwell Stearns

This post was written by Professor Maxwell Stearns, who is the Venable, Baetjer & Howard Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law and an Advisor to Ad Fontes Media. He's a prolific legal scholar and has blogged about the Media Bias Chart twice before. He has written insightful theories about ...Read more

The Multiple-Analyst-Generated Media Bias Chart by Professor Maxwell Stearns2020-01-09T21:29:17+00:00

The Root – Bias and Reliability

Overall Score The following scores are The Root's overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology. Reliability: 39.8 Bias: -10.6 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

The Root – Bias and Reliability2020-01-22T03:27:21+00:00

The Independent – Bias and Reliability

Overall Score The following scores are The Independent's overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology. Reliability: 43.2 Bias: -4.6 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

The Independent – Bias and Reliability2019-12-22T01:46:03+00:00

Newsweek – Bias and Reliability

Overall Score The following scores are Newsweek's overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology. Reliability: -8.0 Bias: 42.1 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

Newsweek – Bias and Reliability2019-12-22T01:54:57+00:00

Tips for Keeping the Peace and Making a Difference Around Politics at Thanksgiving

Our work at Ad Fontes Media is all about reducing the polarization that is caused in large part to the proliferation of junk news. Many of you may have the opportunity to engage in discussions about politics with your relatives this Thanksgiving. I'm optimistically calling it an "opportunity" because actually talking to people in your ...Read more

Tips for Keeping the Peace and Making a Difference Around Politics at Thanksgiving2019-11-28T16:09:51+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 Reliability2020-01-22T03:58:49+00:00

The Weather Channel 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

The Weather Channel Bias and Reliability2020-01-22T03:59:09+00:00
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