Media Bias 101: The Difference Between News, Analysis, and Opinion

Many media outlets do not properly label content. You can be easily deceived by media bias when you think you’re reading news, but are actually reading someone’s opinion or analysis. These guides can help you learn how to spot the difference. News: What happened. Analysis: What happened...
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How AllSides Labels Content: News, Opinion, Analysis, Fact Check

Updated 09/27/2020 Today, the lines between news, opinions and other forms of written content are increasingly blurred within the media. A recent study from the American Press Institute says 32% of news readers struggle to differentiate between hard news and opinionated commentary. Using...
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How Should We Address Differences in News Outlets’ Audience Sizes?

Here at AllSides, we do our best to curate news from diverse sources, which helps expose our readers (and us) to different perspectives. Not all news sources are equal, however; some outlets have much larger audiences than others. This means their coverage, and therefore their bias,...
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Transparency Troubles: How the Associated Press Mixes News and Subjectivity

When an article is clearly labeled as “news” or “opinion,” do you read it with that in mind? People coming to a site or clicking on a link expecting hard news are sometimes met with subjective analyses and opinionated angles, and content is not properly labeled. AllSides has found even...
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