Last updated on January 28th, 2021 at 10:50 am
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 Next Avenue Least Biased when it comes to political positions, however, they do promote some pseudoscience which renders them Mixed for factual reporting.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2012, Next Avenue is a digital platform launched by PBS that offers original and aggregated journalism aimed at baby boomers. Next Avenue is PBS’ first venture to begin on the Internet rather than on broadcast television. Most news is geared to health, nutrition, and political policy for the aging baby boomer. According to their about page, their mission is “to meet the needs and unleash the potential of older Americans through the power of media.”
Funded by / Ownership
Next Avenue is published and owned by Twin Cities PBS. Revenue is derived through donations and sponsorship from individuals, foundations, and corporations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Next Avenue publishes news and information geared toward an older audience. The website covers Health, Money and Policy, Work and Purpose, Living and Caregiving. Articles and headlines do not use loaded language such as this Finding Love With a Foster Dog During the Pandemic. While most news is factual they do stray under their Health section where they promote alternative health practices such as acupuncture How Acupuncture Can Help With Pain During the Pandemic. They also promote alternative cancer treatments, which do not align with the consensus of traditional medicine. In general, the news is reported factually and with minimal bias, however, this source does promote unproven pseudoscience, which forces us to rate them Mixed for factual reporting.
Failed Fact Checks
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Overall, we rate Next Avenue Least Biased when it comes to political positions, however, they do promote some pseudoscience which renders them Mixed for factual reporting. (D. Van Zandt 1/25/2017) Updated (1/22/2021)