BOSTON GLOBE BALANCE RATIO CALCULATION
The overall balance ignores the Neutral columns and looks at the percentage of Liberal and Conservative columns. The higher number is reported as a percentage, with 50% being neutral overall. Our graphic shows the total number of columns in all three categories. For details on the columns and how they were ranked, see the chart below.
There is no requirement that Opinion Journalists be unbiased. In fact, it would be strange if they were. The focus of the work at Public Editor is on news journalism, but I tend to glance through other sections of the paper to see if anything pops o.... Read more