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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 48/180
Notes: The Herald & Review is a print newspaper from Decatur, Illinois. The paper is owned by Lee Enterprises, which according to Open Secrets has donated 88% of it money to Republican politicians since 1990.
In review, the Herald & Review covers local news with journalists and reporters throughout the Decatur region. For national news they use the Associated Press. All news is reported with minimal loaded words and bias. The Herald & Review always sources their information properly. Editorially, there is a balance between right and left leaning opinions with just a slight edge to the right.
Overall, we rate the Herald & Review Least Biased due to a balanced editorial page and High for factual reporting based on proper sourcing. (D. Van Zandt 4/1/2018)