Vox Bias and Reliability Overview

Vox is a news and opinion website founded in 2014 with the goal of providing “explanatory journalism” Founded by Ezra Klein, Melissa Bell and Matthew Yglesias, the site is part of Vox Media. The website records approximately 43 million visits each month. In addition to the website, Vox presents content on YouTube, podcasts and through a show on Netflix. Ad Fontes Media rates Vox 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 Vox’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 39.42

Bias: -11.19

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
America’s unique gun violence problem, explained in 16 maps and charts-844.33
Rush Limbaugh’s toxic legacy-1829.75
The most bizarre thing about Trump’s farewell speech is how normal it sounds-13.238.2
How a “March for Trump” rally led to clashes at the Capitol-744
Jon Ossoff beats Sen. David Perdue, handing Democrats control of the Senate-146.67
Trump’s legal team advances yet another far-fetched lawsuit in Georgia-12.3346.33
Donald Trump’s long history of racism, from the 1970s to 2020-1540.67
How Trump let Covid-19 win-10.440.8
Can anything change Americans’ minds about Donald Trump?-842.25
Minority rule in America-16.2938
Trump’s latest plan to use the census for political gain, explained-13.6736.67
Trump’s radical lawsuit against Nevada’s vote-by-mail law, explained-1038.67
How inequality is changing the Republican Party — and breaking American politics-1.6744.33
Denver may become the first US city to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms-5.6750
Puerto Rico is targeting 100% renewable energy. The Trump administration has other ideas.-9.6745
Attorney General Barr just handed ICE more power to keep asylum seekers in detention-1242.33
More affluent neighborhoods are creating their own school districts-14.2543.25
Scientists: We kept pig brains alive 10 hours after death. Bioethicists: “Holy shit.”-3.2549.75
Jair Bolsonaro says Brazil and the US stand side by side “against fake news”-2022
What we learned about the FAA and Boeing’s cozy relationship from a damning new report-5.3348
How the US could actually get rid of the Electoral College-6.3345.67
The Supreme Court’s liberals are very worried about indefinite detention of immigrants-846.33
How to tax the rich, explained-8.545.75
Rep. Matt Gaetz threatens Michael Cohen on Twitter in advance of his testimony-1638
Theresa May just offered another Brexit option: to delay2.6748.33