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 Star Least Biased based on diverse editorial opinions. 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 Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1867, the Journal Star (JS) is an online newspaper serving the Lincoln, Nebraska, metro area. It is published by Lee Enterprises.
Funded by / Ownership
The Journal Star is owned by Lee Enterprises, which according to Open Secrets, has donated 88% of its money to Republican politicians since 1990. The Journal Star is funded through a subscription and advertising model.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Journal Star covers local news through reporters with minimal bias, such as this Lincoln man in jail on $500K bond for allegedly beating woman with a cord. National and international news comes from the Associated Press.
A review of op-eds reveals that they promote diversity of thought. There is a reasonable balance from right to left on the op-ed page, with maybe slightly more favoring the left. It is close as this source tries to represent diverse voices, and we conclude that it is least biased.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Journal Star Least Biased based on diverse editorial opinions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Kelley 9/15/2017) Updated (03/10/2023)
Last Updated on June 2, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check