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 Reporter’s Lab Least Biased based on not editorializing content. We also rate them Very-High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and only providing information on fact-checking.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: VERY-HIGH
Country: USA (45/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The Reporters’ Lab explores new forms of journalism, including fact-checking, empowering democracies and holding governments accountable, and structured journalism, which creates new forms of storytelling and beat reporting. According to their about page, “The Reporters’ Lab is a center for journalism research in the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. Our core projects focus on fact-checking, but we also do occasional research about trust in the news media and other topics.”
Funded by / Ownership
The Reporters’ Lab is owned by Duke University and although they do not disclose funding it is assumed to be derived from Duke University.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Reporter’s Lab primarily reports on the state of fact-checking. The website provides a global map and a list of 307 fact-checkers around the world. They also publish news related to fact-checking such as this Fact-checking count tops 300 for the first time. This article simply highlights the 300+ fact-checkers in their database. Not much else to report here. This a great source to find fact-checkers around the globe. In general, there is little bias and all content is factual.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate the Reporter’s Lab Least Biased based on not editorializing content. We also rate them Very-High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and only providing information on fact-checking. (D. Van Zandt 2/15/2017) Updated (3/3/2021)