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The Journal Standard - Least BiasedLEAST BIASED

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 The Journal Standard Least Biased based on minimally loaded language and a balanced editorial page. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.

Detailed Report

Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180

History

Founded in 1848, The Journal Standard is an American daily newspaper published Mondays through Saturdays in Freeport, Illinois. The current editor is Wally Haas.

Funded by / Ownership

The Journal Standard is owned by Gatehouse Media, which owns many small and mid-market newspapers across the USA. The newspaper is funded through subscription fees and advertising.

Analysis / Bias

In review, local news is covered through journalists and national news through the Associated Press. There is minimal use of loaded language in headlines and articles such as this: Fla. pastor sentenced to 100 years in child-sex case. All information is properly sourced. Editorially, the Journal Standard covers both left and right leaning view points and never goes to extremes.

A factual search reveals they have never failed a fact check.

Overall, we rate The Journal Standard Least Biased based on minimally loaded language and a balanced editorial page. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 3/2/2019)

Source: https://www.journalstandard.com

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