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 Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. (IRE) Least Biased based on minimal editorializing and Very-High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: VERY HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1975, Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. (IRE) is a nonprofit organization that focuses on the quality of investigative reporting. Formed in 1975, it presents the IRE Awards and holds conferences and training classes for journalists. Its headquarters is in Columbia, Missouri, at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. The IRE Awards have categories in all different media.
Funded by / Ownership
IRE is a nonprofit owned by the University of Missouri and is funded through donations and the University.
Analysis / Bias
In review, IRE primarily provides journalism resources, hosts conferences and specialized training across the country, and gives journalism rewards. The news presented on the website relates to activities and information regarding IRE, such as this IRE announces winners of 2020 Philip Meyer Journalism Award. In general, there is little bias and all information is factual.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. (IRE) Least Biased based on minimal editorializing and Very-High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record. (1/25/2017) Updated (D. Van Zandt 01/27/2023)
Last Updated on January 27, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check