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 NextGov Least Biased based on balanced story selection and minimally left-leaning editorial positions. 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 2002, Nextgov is a news and information resource for federal technology decision-makers. According to their about page, “Nextgov’s editorial mission is to lead the national discussion about how technology and innovation are transforming the way government agencies serve citizens and perform vital functions. Central to this mission is the exploration of emerging technologies and their potential impact on government.” The current Executive Editor is Frank Konkel.
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Analysis / Bias
In review, NextGov publishes news and information related to technology and government. Articles and headlines contain minimally loaded language such as this Governments Need Clear Plans to Respond to Disinformation, Experts Say. This story is properly sourced to the Washington Post, New York Times, and Wired. They also republish articles from other sources such as the Atlantic and Pew.
Editorially, NextGov is mostly focused on technology and government, however, when reporting on President Donald Trump they present a negative viewpoint Trump’s Attacks on Vote-by-Mail Worry Some Election Officials. In general, story selection is reasonably balanced and factual.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate NextGov Least Biased based on balanced story selection and minimally left-leaning editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 8/26/2016) Updated (7/11/2020)