Last updated on June 16th, 2020 at 04:14 pm
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 MetroWest Daily News Least Biased based on balanced story selection and neutral wording. 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 1897, The MetroWest Daily News is a daily broadsheet newspaper published in Framingham, Massachusetts, serving the MetroWest region of suburban Boston. The current editor is Anne Brennan.
Funded by / Ownership
MetroWest Daily News is owned by Gannett (Gatehouse Media), which publishes USA Today. In August 2019, Gatehouse Media purchased and merged with Gannett becoming the largest newspaper chain in the USA. After the merger, the companies retained the Gannett name. The newspaper is funded through advertising and paid subscriptions.
Analysis / Bias
In review, MetroWest Daily covers local news through journalists with minimally loaded words such as this: Marijuana cultivator gets city’s approval to open in Framingham. National and world news is covered by the Associated Press. Information is properly sourced and attributed correctly throughout the paper and website. Editorially, there is a reasonable balance between left and right-leaning opinions, however, there is more that lean left and they never publish extremes.
A factual search reveals they have never failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate MetroWest Daily News Least Biased based on balanced story selection and neutral wording. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 3/23/2019) Updated (6/16/2020)