Is The Boston Globe a reliable source?
This is how independent third parties assess the credibility and media bias of this source.
The Boston Globe scores a total of 42 Plus Points and 9 Minus Points in our evaluation of journalistic quality.
This corresponds to a score of 77* resp. the grade B+ (good).
*: (42 + 5 BP) * 100 / (42 + 5 BP + 9 + 5 BP)
The breakdown of the points follows below.
This corresponds to a score of 77* resp. the grade B+ (good).
|very good||A+||> 89|
|A||89 - 84|
|A-||83 - 79|
|good||B+||78 - 74|
|B||73 - 69|
|B-||68 - 63|
|satisfactory||C+||62 - 58|
|C||57 - 53|
|C-||52 - 47|
|sufficient||D+||46 - 44|
|D||43 - 40|
|D-||39 - 37|
|poor||E+||36 - 33|
|E||32 - 30|
|E-||29 - 26|
The breakdown of the points follows below.
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Media Bias/Fact Check17 +, 3 -
Media Bias/Fact Check (MBFC) is an American fact-checking website founded in 2015. It uses a 0-10 scale to rate sites on two areas: bias and factual accuracy. A source rated by MBFC with minimal bias gets 10 plus points. Maximum bias gets 10 minus points. The same principle applies to factual accuracy.
Journalism Awards6 +
Journalism prizes are awards for excellent journalistic work in the period covered by the call for entries, which is usually one or two years. Sources receive one plus point for each journalistic award won that we track. We currently track up to three prestigious awards per country.
- "For extensively reported columns that probe the legacy of busing in Boston and its effect on education in the city with a clear eye on ongoing racial contradictions."
- "For the raw and revealing photographic story of a boy who strives to find his footing after abuse by those he trusted."
- "For taking readers on a tour of restaurant workers' bank accounts to expose the real price of inexpensive menu items and the human costs of income inequality."
- "For reporting that uncovered a systematic failure by state governments to share information about dangerous truck drivers that could have kept them off the road, prompting immediate reforms."
- "For its exhaustive and empathetic coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings and the ensuing manhunt that enveloped the city, using photography and a range of digital tools to capture the full impact of the tragedy."
- "For his smart, inventive film criticism, distinguished by pinpoint prose and an easy traverse between the art house and the big-screen box office."
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- "The Boston Globe is an American daily newspaper founded and based in Boston,"
"The newspaper has won a total of 27 Pulitzer Prizes,"
- "The Boston Globe ist eine liberale Tageszeitung aus Boston,"
Fact Checkers1 -
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- There have been no press council rulings against the source to date.
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