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 News and News Least Biased based on balanced video editorials and a very diverse collection of sources used for news curation. We also rate them High in factual reporting due to the use of proper sources and a clean fact check record. As of this review, News and News appears to be a strong alternative to Google News, based on more balance in source selection.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
The NewsandNews.com domain was purchased in 1997, however, it is not clear when the current website originated. According to their about page “News and News is an independent and non-partisan news source that strives to be your antidote to the biased and made-up news epidemic. Our team of real people based in the U.S., Europe, and Asia decides what we post, while constantly reviewing news sources across the political spectrum.”
The website also features a bias meter that quantifies the political leanings of all the postings on the website, illustrating whether the site as a whole is trending to the left or right.
News and News offer 24/7 human-curated news through web and mobile (iOS and Android) applications, using a global organization to curate news.
The current editor-in-chief is Antonio Mora who is a longtime TV news anchor and correspondent, best known for the years spent at ABC News, including almost four years as a news anchor on “Good Morning America.”
Funded by / Ownership
The website and associated apps are owned by News and News Holdings, LLC. Via Email, editor-in-chief Antonio Mora explains that the site was initially funded through venture capital and is currently fine-tuning the website as they explore revenue streams.
Analysis / Bias
In review, News and News curate from a wide variety of sources that feature a bias meter at the top of the screen, which indicates the overall bias of the stories displayed. We have been watching this meter for two days and it does not stray from centrist. They also provide a methodology on how they calculate bias where they state “we exclude articles from the Sports, Science, and Technology, Health, Human Interest, and Media and Entertainment categories from the calculation. We believe those are less likely to contain bias and would not want the news sources used in those categories to unfairly sway the “Bias Meter.” to explain how they calculate bias or how they average the weight across these sources.” They also state that they do not rate individual articles, but rather the sources as a whole. Mr. Mora explained via Email that they rate sites, right or left biased using a numerical scale of 1-3, with 3 being the most extreme biased and those closest to zero, least biased.
With that said, we decided to weigh it against Media Bias Fact Check’s ratings for sources. We reviewed 100 curated stories with many falling in the least biased category such as the Associated Press and Reuters. We took those away and compared left vs right-leaning and found a reasonable balance between left and right. When factoring in the significant number of least biased sources we conclude that this is a least biased source. This does not differ greatly from their bias meter which usually hovers around the centerline. In general, they curate factual news from some sources that may be factually mixed such as Fox News and Al Jazeera, however, the News and News staff curates news, rather than aggregates, therefore news is vetted for accuracy.
The website also offers original content through its Insights tab, which generally features video editorial pieces such as this: Has Trump made the Iran crisis worse? These editorials are generally sourced and accurate, with minimal bias.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate News and News Least Biased based on balanced video editorials and a very diverse collection of sources used for news curation. We also rate them High in factual reporting due to the use of proper sources and a clean fact check record. As of this review, News and News appears to be a strong alternative to Google News, based on more balance in source selection. (D. Van Zandt 8/9/2019) Updated (9/23/2019)