UPI Bias and Reliability Overview

UPI (United Press International) is an international news agency founded in 1907 by E.W. Scripps. During the 20th century, it provided news, photos, film and audio to thousands of newspapers, magazines, radio and TV stations. The website records more than 6 million visits per month. It is now owned by News World Communications and based in Washington, D.C., and Boca Raton, Florida. Ad Fontes Media rates UPI as neutral in terms 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 UPI’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 48.89

Bias: -0.59

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
COVID-19: Government declares lockdown in Hong Kong048.96
COVID-19: Government declares lockdown in Hong Kong048.96
President Joe Biden attends first church service since inauguration-141.29
President Joe Biden attends first church service since inauguration-141.29
U.S. surpasses 25M cases; Univ. of Michigan suspends athletics-4.3345.59
U.S. surpasses 25M cases; Univ. of Michigan suspends athletics-4.3345.59
11 rescued from gold mine in China after 2 weeks underground046.96
11 rescued from gold mine in China after 2 weeks underground046.96
Record deaths, cases In Mexico strain health resources; world toll 2.1M047.96
Record deaths, cases In Mexico strain health resources; world toll 2.1M047.96
Prosecutors: 'QAnon Shaman' sought to 'violently overthrow' Capitol-1.3345.63
In photos: Donald Trump supporters breach Capitol, riot over election results-151.04
Tulsi Gabbard criticized for Title IX bill that excludes trans people-4.2546.85
Results of Georgia hand recount affirm Biden win, Trump defeat-5.6746.73
HHS sends new rapid molecular COVID-19 test to 5 states050.96
Georgia close to completing election audit; Trump files for Wisconsin recount049.96
Another 740K in U.S. file for unemployment; more than analysts expected048.29
Pompeo says Israel boycott a 'cancer,' visits West Bank settlements347.74
Lebanon battles COVID-19 surge with new lockdown049.87
Amy Coney Barrett confirmed, sworn in as Supreme Court justice052.42
U.S. formally withdraws from Paris Agreement-346.36
Ballot measures: States vote on legal pot, drug reforms, Puerto Rico statehood-0.3351.37
Judge to call postmaster general to testify on ballot sweep refusal-0.3350.76
Tight Trump-Biden race for president down to count in 7 states050.76
Amy Coney Barrett confirmed, sworn in as Supreme Court justice056.01