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 LNP – LancasterOnline Least Biased based on balanced editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1794 as the Lancaster Journal, LNP – LancasterOnline is a newspaper serving Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding area. The associated website for LNP is lancasteronline.com.
Funded by / Ownership
LNP is published by the LNP Media Group, which is owned by Steinman Enterprises. Revenue is derived through subscriptions and advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, LNP reports on news, sports, business, and lifestyle through reporters with minimal bias such as this: Woman sues suspended funeral director Andrew T. Scheid, Lancashire Hall over handling of body. National and international news is provided by the Associated Press.
Editorially, LNP used to have two editorial boards. In 2012 one endorsed President Obama and the other Republican Mitt Romney. However, in 2016 they endorsed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. A review of the opinion page reveals balance with slightly more favoring the right. In general, they report news factually and offer reasonably balanced editorials.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate LNP – LancasterOnline Least Biased based on balanced editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 6/4/2020)