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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 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 UPI’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 47.69

Bias: -1.33

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
Engineers inspect 71-story tower in China after mysterious shaking045.67
Five Oregon counties vote to leave state, create 'Greater Idaho'-0.6746.33
Texas carries out its first execution of 2021-444
Texas governor says no schools, gov't entities can require masks0.6746
New York, New Jersey, Connecticut lift multiple COVID-19 restrictions047
EU agrees to lift entry restrictions for travelers with approved vaccines048.33
Low vitamin D levels don't seem to increase COVID-19 risk, study finds048.67
IOC chief to send medical staff to Tokyo Olympics048.67
Tim Allen has tough time letting go of 'Last Man Standing'042.33
PGA Championship: Rory McIlroy favored to end 7-year drought in majors042.67
Blinken, Russia's top diplomat Lavrov meet for first time in Iceland-0.3348.67
Harris expresses 'outrage and grief' at anti-AAPI hate crimes-5.3345.67
Israel, Hamas trade attacks amid calls for cease-fire-0.3345.33
COVID-19: Government declares lockdown in Hong Kong049.33
President Joe Biden attends first church service since inauguration-141.67
U.S. surpasses 25M cases; Univ. of Michigan suspends athletics-4.3346
11 rescued from gold mine in China after 2 weeks underground047.33
Record deaths, cases In Mexico strain health resources; world toll 2.1M048.33
Prosecutors: 'QAnon Shaman' sought to 'violently overthrow' Capitol-1.3345.33
In photos: Donald Trump supporters breach Capitol, riot over election results-151.33
Tulsi Gabbard criticized for Title IX bill that excludes trans people-4.2547
Results of Georgia hand recount affirm Biden win, Trump defeat-5.6747
HHS sends new rapid molecular COVID-19 test to 5 states051.33
Georgia close to completing election audit; Trump files for Wisconsin recount050.33
Another 740K in U.S. file for unemployment; more than analysts expected048.67
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