These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appealing 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 MLive Least Biased based on wide coverage from multiple newspapers aligned with both the right and left. 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 Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
MLive is a Michigan news portal that delivers content from nine websites/newspapers. The following are the sources for the MLive website: The Ann Arbor News, The Bay City Times, The Flint Journal, The Grand Rapids Press, Jackson Citizen Patriot, Kalamazoo Gazette, Muskegon Chronicle, The Saginaw News, and Advance Newspapers.
Funded by / Ownership
MLive Media Group owns the website. MLive is a part of Advance Publications Inc., controlled by the Newhouse Family, which owns numerous media publications such as Conde Nast, Vanity Fair, and the New Yorker. Advertising, sponsored content, and subscriptions generate revenue for the company.
Analysis / Bias
The MLive website publishes multiple local and statewide newspapers that readers can filter. Articles and headlines often do not contain highly emotional wording as they are credible local newspapers such as this Ann Arbor Coffee Roasting Co. to take over former State Street Espresso Royale location. National and international news is reported through the Associated Press.
Editorially, they appropriately label opinion content from a wide, but never extreme, and reasonably balanced perspective. The papers associated with MLive vary from Right-Center to Left-Center, so the viewpoint reflects that. In general, MLive is a reliable, low-biased, and factual source of information for Michigan News.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate MLive Least Biased based on wide coverage from multiple newspapers aligned with both the right and left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 7/6/2017) Updated (12/25/2022)
Last Updated on June 27, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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