These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
- Overall, we rate the 1440 Newsletter Least Biased based on balanced story selection and minimal editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2017, 1440 is a daily newsletter that covers curated news stories for the day. According to their about page “Instead of cleverly crafted messaging and media narratives, 1440 provides an impartial view of what’s happening in the world so our readers can form their own conclusions. Scouring hundreds of sources each day, 1440 delivers news with breadth plus depth, thoughtfully curated by experts, in a single morning briefing.”
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Analysis / Bias
In review, 1440 provides daily curated news stories that can be found on the website under “Digest” or delivered to your email by signing up for free. News and information are broken into categories that we will cover one by one. The first category is “Need to Know” which provides 1 to 3 summarized news stories per day. These stories are generally the biggest stories and presented with minimal bias such as this Defense Secretary Fired. This story like all others reviewed is properly sourced to credible outlets such as Defense News, Politico, and Axios.
The next category is called “In the Know” which has subcategories Sports, Entertainment, Culture, Science & Tech, Business & Markets, and Politics & World Affairs. Within this category 1440 provides a one-sentence summary of the top stories in each subcategory and then provides offsite links to other sources covering the story. Our review of this category shows that they generally link to credible media outlets that range from Left-Center to Right-Center. The third category is called “In-Depth”, which links to longer analysis and editorial type stories. A review of sources shows a reasonable balance with stories from the Right-Leaning The Dispatch and the Left-Leaning Wired Magazine. The final category is called “ETCETERA”, which provides links to a variety of general interest stories such as “Lucky teens uncover a 1,100-year-old gold stash.” In general, the news is reported factually and with minimal editorializing.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate the 1440 Newsletter Least Biased based on balanced story selection and minimal editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 11/15/2020)