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 GoodNewsNetwork as Least Biased based on minimal story editorialization. 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 Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1997, The GoodNewsNetwork is a website that publishes only positive news. According to their about page, “the Good News Network as an antidote to the barrage of negativity experienced in the mainstream media.”
Funded by / Ownership
The GoodNewsNetwork is owned by Geri Weis-Corbley, who is a former CNN editor and camera operator, and Anthony Scamandi, who is an attorney. Revenue is derived through advertising and donations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the purpose of the GoodNewsNetwork is to publish news that is uplifting, positive, and most importantly, not negative. For the most part, they summarize stories from other sources such as NBC News, NPR, and the Associated Press. The key theme is stories are positive or have a happy ending. For example, this story Town Surprises UPS Driver With $1,000 to Thank Him For Being Essential During Pandemic. In general, news stories are factual and presented with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the GoodNewsNetwork as Least Biased based on minimal story editorialization. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 3/7/2017) Updated (11/26/2022)
Last Updated on May 24, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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