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 in the skews left category 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: 38.99

Bias: -9.50

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
Joe Biden's Fall Sparks Conservative Attacks, Progressive Praise-5.3343.06
20 Percent of Americans Believe Pro-Trump Capitol Rioters Were Actually Antifa-442.18
45 Percent of Republican Voters Support Storming of Capitol Building: Poll045.96
Biden Promises 100 Million COVID Vaccine Shots by April 30, Will Cut Federal Red Tape to Do It-7.3345.17
Nick Ut: Why I Accepted Trump's Medal Of Arts2.6753.49
After Parler Ban, Rein in Big Tech Now or Cease Being Free Citizens | Opinion5.3332.07
NRA Files For Bankruptcy, Vows to Reincorporate in Texas-146.69
Proud Boys Intended To Kill Mike Pence and Nancy Pelosi, FBI Witness Says-146.02
Media Have Every Right to Cancel Trump | Opinion-13.6739.63
Fact Check: Is Texas Doing Great Job With COVID-19 Vaccine Administration, as Trump Says?048.53
Most Republicans Still Believe Capitol Riot Antifa Conspiracies: Poll-11.6731.6
Fact Check: Was Chuck Norris at the Capitol Riot?047.42
Fact Check: Did Capitol Rioters Face a Weaker Law Presence Than BLM at Lincoln Memorial?-2.6744.37
Trump Supporters Clash With Police, Storm Capitol Building During Congress' Joint Session-1.247.01
Lincoln Project Drops Scathing Video of Lindsey Graham as Polls Show GOP Senator Trailing in South Carolina-13.838.42
We Are Nurses, America's Most Trusted Profession. And We Support Biden | Opinion-1832.52
Judge Rules Donald Trump Admin Failed to Justify Robert Mueller Report Redactions, Orders DOJ to Publish-541.85
Putin Says Trump's 'Stamina, High Spirits' Will Help Him Overcome COVID-7.546.76
Black Man Convicted by All-White Jury Set to Be Executed-5.3346.14
RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel Tests Positive for Coronavirus, Week After Trump Meeting-0.7549.59
Warning as People 'Going Door-To-Door' To Illegally Collect Voting Ballots in Maryland051.94
Donald Trump's Family Ignored Mandatory Mask Rule at Presidential Debate With Joe Biden-646.46
Bette Midler Questions Trump's COVID Quarantine, Says It's 'Convenient'-15.3336.12
Video of Proud Boys Founder Encouraging Violence Resurfaces Following Trump's 'Stand By' Comment-13.3314.01
Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner and Every Trump Administration Official Accused of Using Personal Email for Work-12.6740.83