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 National Journal Least Biased based on third party assessment. We also rate them High for factual reporting.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1969, National Journal is an American digital media company based in Washington, D.C., that covers the current political environment and emerging political and policy trends. According to their about page, “National Journal keeps members informed about key movements in people, politics, and policy.” They also publish daily journalism covering politics and public policy that is led by President Kevin Turpin.
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Analysis / Bias
In review, National Journal provides news, research, and information to politicians, lobbyists, and corporate government affairs teams. Unfortunately, National Journal’s content is behind a paywall and therefore we rely on third-party assessments of bias. For example, Allsides lists National Journal as “center” based on over 1800 votes from community members. On the other hand Skyline College Library lists them as Conservative. When we last reviewed National Journal in 2016, we determined they were a least biased source and high for factual reporting. We do not have enough evidence to change the rating and therefore this is a low confidence review.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate National Journal Least Biased based on third party assessment. We also rate them High for factual reporting. (D. Van Zandt 7/9/2016) Updated (2/9/2020)