Battlefords News Optimist – Bias and Credibility

Battlefords News Optimist - Least Biased - CredibleFactual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


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  • Overall, we rate the Battlefords News-Optimist as Least Biased and High for factual reporting.

Detailed Report

Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: Canada
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: EXCELLENT FREEDOM
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic


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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