These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using an 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 Battlefords News-Optimist as Least Biased and High for factual reporting.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: EXCELLENT FREEDOM
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The Battlefords News-Optimist newspaper was founded more than a century ago in Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada. It is printed twice weekly.
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Funded by / Ownership
The newspaper and website is owned by Glacier Media, which owns several small-town newspapers throughout Canada. The newspaper is funded through a subscription and advertising model.
Analysis / Bias
The Battlefords News-Optimist publishes local news through the use of journalists with minimal bias in reporting. National and International news is republished through the Associated Press. All information is properly sourced throughout. Editorially, there is a balance between left and right views with very few extremes presented.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Battlefords News-Optimist as Least Biased and High for factual reporting. (D. Van Zandt 6/16/2018) Updated (04/30/2023)
Last Updated on May 18, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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