Wall Street Journal Bias and Reliability Overview

Wall Street Journal is an international, business-focused daily newspaper based in New York City. It was founded in 1889 by Charles H. Dow primarily to cover business and financial news. The Journal has a circulation of 2.8 million and has won 37 Pulitzer Prizes. It is published by Dow Jones, a unit of News Corp. Ad Fontes Media rates Wall Street Journal in the skews right 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 Wall Street Journal’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 47.03

Bias: 6.33

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
‘Jim Eagle’ and Georgia’s Voting Law14.6736.99
WHO Said What About Wuhan?0.6741.21
Opinion: Voting Rights at the Supreme Court545.54
‘It Was Joe and Bob’: Dole and Biden On Making Washington Work044.55
The Media Tries to Divide Republicans641.24
Catholic Schools Are Beating Covid4.3339.22
The Constitution Doesn’t Bar Trump’s Impeachment Trial042.88
Biden Wants a $15 Minimum Wage. Here’s What People Say It Would Do to the Economy.-0.6744.46
A Genocide Test Faces the West8.3334.91
The Seven-Day Impeachment10.538.54
Law Enforcement Braces for More Trump Marches in Washington, at State Capitols1.3345.64
Americans Deserve Better Than Clickbait Crack043.61
Donald Trump’s Final Days-5.6736.85
Is There a Doctor in the White House? Not if You Need an M.D.433.26
‘I Am the Democratic Party’19.3343.46
New Covid-19 Cases Started to Decline in Hard-Hit Latin America-154.33
The Trump-Biden Stakes: Your Life Savings15.3335.44
Meet David Dobrik, Gen Z’s Jimmy Fallon041.26
Long Before Nikola Trucks, Trevor Milton Sold Investors on Startups That Faded052.42
A Bullying President at an Ugly Debate-3.3340.18
Jacob Blake Shooting: What Happened in Kenosha, Wis.?-1.3351.14
The Myth of Systemic Police Racism13.6739.91
Pandemic Lays Bare U.S. Reliance on China for Drugs-1.546.1
Trump Steps Off the Sidelines in Coronavirus Stimulus Talks2.543.04
California Bungles Its Fight Against Covid1.3345.84