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 Defense News Least Biased based on balanced news reporting and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1986, Defense News is a global website and magazine about the politics, business, and technology of defense. According to their about page, “Defense News serves an audience of senior military, government, and industry decision-makers throughout the world.” The current publisher is Michael Reinstein, and the Editor-in-Chief is Jill Aitoro. Defense News also has a weekly TV show that airs in Washington D.C. on WETA-TV and is called Defense News Weekly.
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Funded by / Ownership
Defense News is owned by Sightline Media Group, which also publishes Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times, and Marine Corps Times. Sightline Media Group was formerly owned by Gannett Company, which is best known for its flagship national newspaper USA Today. Defense News is funded through advertising and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Defense News covers military news and defense policy with the use of minimally loaded language such as this: Six things on the Pentagon’s 2019 acquisition reform checklist. All information in articles is properly sourced to credible media outlets such as the Associated Press, Politico, Reuters, Military Times, and .gov sites.
Editorially, they are balanced with primarily centrist views that slightly lean right in their support of military strength. In general, Defense News covers military news with very low bias in reporting.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Defense News Least Biased based on balanced news reporting and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information. (D. Van Zandt 1/1/2019) Updated (08/26/2022)
Last Updated on May 22, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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