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.
- 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.
Factual Reporting: VERY HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
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 and hosts conferences, specialized training across the country, and gives out 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 to date
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 01/21/2021)