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.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Federal News Radio was founded in the late 1990’s and became the first internet only, all-news radio station in February of 2000. In 2004, Federal News Radio moved onto the radio airwaves on 1050 AM. In 2008, it moved again to a Clear Channel 50,000 watt station on 1500 AM. The radio station is still broadcast live on their website. Federal News Radio’s coverage of the federal community has won multiple journalism awards over the years.
Funded by / Ownership
Federal News Radio and the website are owned by Hubbard Radio. The website and radio programming is funded through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Federal News Radio, according to their about page “is key source of breaking news, information and analysis for the individuals responsible for carrying out and supporting the missions of federal agencies. Federal News Radio addresses federal agency managers, policy makers and contractors.
Federal News Radio 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 Radio is affiliated with the Associated Press, ABC News, Voice of America, and WUSA-TV.
A factual search reveals they have never failed a fact check. In fact, Federal News Radio is used as a source for IFCN fact checkers.
Overall, we rate Federal News Radio Least Biased based on wording and balanced reporting and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing. (D. Van Zandt 9/22/2018)
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