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 The Forreston Journal as Least Biased based on Neutral story selection and balanced editorial positions. We also rate them 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: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The Forreston Journal is a newspaper published in Forreston, Illinois. shawlocal.com/ogle-county-news/ is the website covering news, crime, sports, and business for the Forreston area.
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Funded by / Ownership
The Forreston Journal is owned by Shaw Media, which is an American, Dixon, Illinois-based publisher of about 80 newspapers and news websites in Illinois and Iowa. Revenue is derived from sponsored content, advertising, and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, local news is published through journalists with minimal bias, such as Illinois’ COVID-19 case rate, new hospitalizations falling; 100K vaccines administered in past 4 days. The Associated Press and other wire services cover national and international news.
Editorially, they have a page dedicated to op-eds that are basically balanced in content. Generally, news reporting is factual and low-biased, while op-eds are reasonably balanced.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate The Forreston Journal as Least Biased based on Neutral story selection and balanced editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 10/14/2022)
Last Updated on October 14, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check
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