Reuters Bias and Reliability Overview

Reuters is an international news organization published in 16 languages and viewed by billions worldwide every day. The news agency was founded in 1851 by Paul Reuter and is now owned by Thomson Reuters. The organization is headquartered in London. Ad Fontes Media rates Reuters in the middle 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 Reuters’ overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 50.72

Bias: -1.91

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
Democrats take control of U.S. Senate as they win second race in Georgia-0.451.4
How Trump’s pied pipers rallied a faithful mob to the Capitol-749
Fact check: Men who stormed Capitol identified by Reuters are not undercover Antifa as posts claim-0.6752.33
Explainer: What crimes can the U.S. Capitol rioters be charged with?052
Trump summoned supporters to "wild" protest, and told them to fight. They did-2.6747
How Mike Pence could temporarily assume control if Trump becomes incapacitated052.33
Texas governor shuts down drop-off sites for early mail votes-451.33
Older, overweight and male: Trump's COVID risk factors make him vulnerable-2.6745
Dollar, yen gain as Trump's positive COVID test sparks haven buying046
Armenian PM says Turkey taking new genocidal path049
Exclusive: Russian operation masqueraded as right-wing news site to target U.S. voters - sources-1.6756.67
Armenian PM says Turkey taking new genocidal path053
Wall Street closes sharply lower as Trump tests positive for coronavirus-151
Messages for sick Trump split between 'get well' and 'told you so'-250.33
Leaked audio reveals embarrassing U.S. exchange on Ukraine, EU-249
Trump supporters, many maskless, jam campaign rallies-12.6751.67
Exclusive: Hundreds of George W. Bush administration officials to back Biden, group says-647.67
Police declare riot as Portland protesters set fires, attack government building-248
Democrats nominate Joe Biden for president, vowing to end Trump 'chaos'-349.33
Trump campaign sues New Jersey after its decision to mail ballots in November election-5.3345.33
U.S. lawmakers accuse Big Tech of crushing rivals to boost profits053
'Vaccine nationalism': Is it every country for itself?-3.3350.67
Exclusive: Arizona leads multi-state probe into older iPhones slowing, shutting down-0.3354.67
Fed chief says coronavirus surge slowing U.S. economic recovery-252.67
Trump takes hard line on U.S. monuments, threatens force against protesters-3.4349.86