How is the Star Score Determined

For each news story or news (press) release reviewed, the 10 criteria will be scored as “Satisfactory,” “Unsatisfactory” or “Not Applicable.” Total scores are posted for articles that have two or fewer “not applicable” ratings, and are expressed as proportions. For the purposes of display, the total scores are translated into a star rating.

  1. Percent score assigned
  2. “Star” score assigned
Percent of criteria judged satisfactory Star score assigned
0% 0 stars
1-20% 1 star
21-40% 2 stars
41-60% 3 stars
61-80% 4 stars
81-100% 5 star


(If one or two items are rated ‘NA’, the denominator will be 8 or 9 rather than 10.)