Better Government Association – Bias and Credibility

Better Government Association - Least Biased - CredibleFactual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


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 Better Government Association Least Biased based on well-sourced neutral reporting.

Detailed Report

Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic


Founded in 1923, the Better Government Association is a Chicago-based investigative journalism non-profit organization.  The Better Government Association’s mission is to work for “integrity, transparency, and accountability in government by exposing corruption and inefficiency; identifying and advocating effective public policy; and engaging and mobilizing the electorate to achieve authentic and responsible reform.”

The BGA and the Center on Wrongful Convictions won the Edward R. Murrow Award for the June 2011 investigation into the high cost of wrongful convictions. This was a groundbreaking series documenting the human and financial toll of alleged government and police misconduct that led to 85 people being wrongfully incarcerated for violent crimes they did not commit.

Read our profile on the United States government and media.

Funded by / Ownership

The Better Government Association is a non-profit that is funded through donations.

Analysis / Bias

In review, the BGA uses minimally loaded language in their headlines and articles, as evidenced by this: An American Suburb, 2018. All information in this article is sourced from credible media such as the Brookings Institute. In general, this source is highly factual in reporting and displays minimal bias.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years

Overall, we rate Better Government Association Least Biased based on well-sourced neutral reporting. (1/23/2017) Updated (D. Van Zandt 03/25/2022)


Last Updated on May 14, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check

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