The independent site Health News Review evaluated nearly 2000 health-related news articles since 2006, ranking their accuracy and usefulness according to these criteria: cost, benefits, harm, veracity, exaggeration, availability, and the source and conflicts of interest of the promoters:
Here are the rankings:
|Los Angeles Times||3.51|
|New York Times||3.49|
|Wall Street Journal||3.4|
I was surprised that AP did so well, and WebMD so poorly.