Newsweek Bias and Reliability Overview

Newsweek is a news magazine and website distributed around the world in English and in five other languages. Based in New York City, it also has offices in London and Bangalore, India. Founded in 1933, Newsweek is owned by Johnathan Davis and Dev Pragad. Ad Fontes Media rates Newsweek as skews left in terms of bias and as mixed reliability 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 these ratings results in the overall score for the media source.

The bias rating, demonstrated on the Media Bias Chart®️ on the horizontal axis, ranges from most extreme left to neutral to most extreme right. The reliability rating, demonstrated on the chart’s vertical axis, rates sources on a scale from original fact reporting to analysis, opinion, propaganda and inaccurate/fabricated information.

The following are Newsweek’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 37.98

Bias: -9.99

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 scale of -42 to + 42, with higher negative scores being more left, higher positive scores being more right, and scores closer to zero being the most neutral and/or balanced.

Individual Article Scores

The following articles were reviewed by Ad Fontes Media analysts on the basis of reliability and bias. Each article was reviewed by at least three analysts: one conservative, one liberal and one moderate.

The team considers a variety of factors when rating a news article. To determine its reliability score, we consider the article’s veracity, expression, and its headline and graphics. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall reliability score.

To determine an article’s bias score, we consider its language, its political position and how it compares to other stories from other sources on the same topic. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall bias score.

Article URL Bias Reliability
Fact Check: Is Texas Doing Great Job With COVID-19 Vaccine Administration, as Trump Says?048.66
Most Republicans Still Believe Capitol Riot Antifa Conspiracies: Poll-11.6731.68
Most Republicans Still Believe Capitol Riot Antifa Conspiracies: Poll-11.6731.68
Fact Check: Was Chuck Norris at the Capitol Riot?047.55
Fact Check: Did Capitol Rioters Face a Weaker Law Presence Than BLM at Lincoln Memorial?-2.6744.39
Trump Supporters Clash With Police, Storm Capitol Building During Congress' Joint Session-1.247.02
Trump Supporters Clash With Police, Storm Capitol Building During Congress' Joint Session-1.247.02
Trump Supporters Clash With Police, Storm Capitol Building During Congress' Joint Session-1.247.02
Trump Supporters Clash With Police, Storm Capitol Building During Congress' Joint Session-1.247.02
Lincoln Project Drops Scathing Video of Lindsey Graham as Polls Show GOP Senator Trailing in South Carolina-13.838.41
We Are Nurses, America's Most Trusted Profession. And We Support Biden | Opinion-1832.46
Judge Rules Donald Trump Admin Failed to Justify Robert Mueller Report Redactions, Orders DOJ to Publish-541.96
Putin Says Trump's 'Stamina, High Spirits' Will Help Him Overcome COVID-7.546.83
Black Man Convicted by All-White Jury Set to Be Executed-5.3346.11
RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel Tests Positive for Coronavirus, Week After Trump Meeting-0.7549.61
Warning as People 'Going Door-To-Door' To Illegally Collect Voting Ballots in Maryland051.75
Donald Trump's Family Ignored Mandatory Mask Rule at Presidential Debate With Joe Biden-646.45
Bette Midler Questions Trump's COVID Quarantine, Says It's 'Convenient'-15.3336.06
Video of Proud Boys Founder Encouraging Violence Resurfaces Following Trump's 'Stand By' Comment-13.3314.03
Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner and Every Trump Administration Official Accused of Using Personal Email for Work-12.6740.87
McConnell Op-Ed Arguing for People to Have a Voice on SCOTUS Pick Resurfaces-10.3346
Donald Trump Took Advantage of Barack Obama-Era Laws to Avoid Paying Taxes-17.3343.88
Woman Assaults Boss Who Asked Her to Wear Mask at Work, Police Say-5.6747.01
Trump Sets Up U.N. Battle with Russia, China Over Widely Dismissed Iran Demand046.12
Muslim ICE Detainees Being Served Pork, Despite Religious Restrictions, Lawyers Say-2.3343.7
Some of the Signs Held By Protesters Calling for End to Coronavirus Lockdown Raise Eyebrows: 'I Need a Haircut'-12.6235.85
Active Shooter at Pensacola Naval Air Station, Florida Live Updates: Shooter Dead, Injuries Reported-649.67
Russia Is 'Ready to Immediately' Extend Nuclear Arms Limit Treaty, Says U.S. Is Not Answering-343.28
Trump Is 'Involved in a Big Cover-Up,' Watergate Congresswoman Says: 'He Knows He's in Big Trouble'-8.7542.26
HUD Withholds $18 Billion In Disaster Aid From Puerto Rico, Lawmakers Threaten To Fight Back By Denying Agency Funds-1044.41
California Fire Map: Getty Fire, Kincade Fire, Calabasas Fire, Brentwood Fire Updates as Strong Winds Could Fuel Further Outbreaks0.2553.61
Kurdish Source Provided Intel for Raid against al-Baghdadi, Including DNA From Used Underwear0.6740.88
What Will Happen If the Trump Administration Is Allowed to Start Sending Asylum Seekers to Guatemala?-7.7543.58
Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri Resigns Amid Mass Protests Threatening Leaders-0.545.16
Alexander Vindman Will Be a 'Star Witness' for Ukraine Impeachment Probe, Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Says-11.6737.77
Russia Says Turkey Will 'Crush' Kurds If They Do Not Withdraw From Syria Fight, Accuses U.S. Of 'Betraying' Allies-7.543.2
Bill Taylor's Ukraine Testimony Left 'Jaws Dropped,' Says Democratic Congressman: 'This Wasn't Just a Smoking Gun, It Was a Smoking Cannon'-13.6742.65
Joe Biden Apologizes for 'Lynching' Comment in 1998: 'Trump on the Other Hand Chose His Words Deliberately'-6.6741.77
Congressman Dismisses Trump's Latest Ukraine Defense as 'Just Plain Factually Wrong'-12.3342.28