Orlando Sentinel Bias and Reliability Overview

Orlando Sentinel is a daily newspaper and website based in Orlando that primarily covers news from central Florida. Founded in 1876, it is part of the Tribune Publishing Company. The Sentinel has won three Pulitzer Prizes. The publication’s website records approximately 5.5 million visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates Orlando Sentinel in the skews left category of bias and as most reliable 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 Orlando Sentinel’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 46.85

Bias: -7.80

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 URLBiasReliability
Honor the memory of Pulse victims by finding common gun safety ground | Editorial-1332.33
DeSantis signs $100 billion budget laden with federal COVID-19 money343.67
Critical Race Theory: The latest target in Ron DeSantis’ ongoing boogeyman war | Commentary-19.3326.67
COVID-19 in Florida: January marks deadliest month046.67
Orange deputy said trainer threatened him. The agency’s probe led to his own firing048.33
Florida shatters early-voting records as Trump-Biden battle heads to its crescendo-4.6746.67
DeSantis declares Ocoee Massacre Remembrance Day-6.3348.33
Booster test lights up desert as SLS progress continues for NASA Artemis missions0.6750.67
Coronavirus has infected nearly 100,000 people in Central Florida-9.6746.33
DeSantis questions how long social distancing should last at maskless meeting-2.6749.33
Hurricane Center focused on 3 potential systems as TD Omar fades away054
Florida’s unemployment claims decline sharply as businesses battle back against COVID-193.6753.33
Orange school board won’t delay start date for middle, high schools-0.3344
Florida holds a safe but slow primary election conducted mostly by mail-0.6747
Valentin, Olson, Francois winners in GOP congressional primaries, Franklin defeats Spano-0.553.75
Florida primary results: Monique Worrell wins State Attorney race; U.S. Rep Spano falls to GOP challenger0.2548.75
Florida, Orange County to temporarily close COVID-19 testing sites due to potential tropical storm053.83
3 in Central Florida accused of collecting Social Security benefits for dead people0.6754.67
Who’s in charge of safe school openings in Florida? Who knows? | Commentary-146.33
DeSantis extends eviction and foreclosure moratorium until Sept. 1-842.33
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