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 Federal News Network as Least Biased based on the wording and balanced reporting and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Radio Station
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Federal News Network (Radio) was founded in the late 1990s and became the first internet-only, all-news radio station in February of 2000. In 2004, Federal News Network moved onto the radio airwaves at 1050 AM. In 2008, it moved again to a Clear Channel 50,000-watt station at 1500 AM. The radio station is still broadcast live on their website. Federal News Network’s coverage of the federal community has won multiple journalism awards over the years.
Funded by / Ownership
Federal News Network and the website are owned by Hubbard Radio. The website and radio programming are funded through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Federal News Network website publishes news and analysis on US government employees, agencies, and private contractors.
Federal News Network reports news with minimal bias in wording such as this: Bill authorizing government reorganization now has a House companion. Further, all information is properly sourced to Government and Federal Agencies or credible media outlets. Federal News Network is affiliated with the Associated Press, ABC News, Voice of America, and WUSA-TV.
Failed Fact Checks
- A factual search reveals they have never failed a fact check. In fact, Federal News Network is used as a source for IFCN fact checkers.
Overall, we rate Federal News Network as Least Biased based on the wording and balanced reporting and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 9/22/2018) Updated (10/20/2022)
Last Updated on October 20, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check