These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appealing 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 Ann Arbor News as Least Biased based on balanced news coverage and editorial perspectives. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Ann Arbor News is a newspaper that is a part of the Michigan news portal (Mlive.com) that delivers content from nine websites/newspapers. The following are the sources for the MLive website: The Ann Arbor News, The Bay City Times, The Flint Journal, The Grand Rapids Press, Jackson Citizen Patriot, Kalamazoo Gazette, Muskegon Chronicle, The Saginaw News, and Advance Newspapers.
Funded by / Ownership
MLive Media Group owns the Ann Arbor News. MLive is a part of Advance Publications Inc., controlled by the Newhouse Family, which owns numerous media publications such as Conde Nast, Vanity Fair, and the New Yorker. Advertising, sponsored content, and subscriptions generate revenue for the company.
Analysis / Bias
The Ann Arbor News publishes local news through journalists with minimal bias, such as this Ann Arbor Coffee Roasting Co. to take over former State Street Espresso Royale location. National and international news is reported through the Associated Press and other Advance publications.
Editorially, they appropriately label opinion content from a wide, but never extreme, and reasonably balanced perspective. Ann Arbor News is a reliable, low-biased, and factual source of information for Michigan News.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Ann Arbor News as Least Biased based on balanced news coverage and editorial perspectives. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 7/6/2017) Updated (12/25/2022)
Last Updated on December 25, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check