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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.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Notes: Founded in 2010, NK News is a daily English-language news analysis site regarding North Korea. NK News is headquartered in Delaware, U.S.A. Its owner is NK Consulting, Inc. and the founder and editor is Chad O’Carroll. Its sister platform NK Pro is subscription-based. NK News offers a limited number of articles for free and the rest is subscription-based.
Under the category “News”, NK News utilizes minimally loaded language in their headlines such as “Give Kim an offer he can’t refuse: exchange nukes for economic modernization”, however, they source poorly without any links to back their claims.
Under the category investigation, NK News publishes investigative articles such as “The mysterious network filling social media with anti-North Korea graphics.” In this article, they linked to sources such as social media accounts Instagram, Vimeo, and various blogs related to the subject investigated, however when we clicked the links most accounts were removed after their investigation. Although NK News does not always source properly a factual search reveals they have never failed a fact check.
Under the category “Ask a North Korean” articles are published with a personal essay style written by North Koreans residing in South Korea. Example: “The Kim Jong Un – Moon Jae-in summit: why it was so personal for me”
Overall, we rate NK News Least Biased based on neutral wording and balanced coverage as well as High for factual reporting based on a clean fact check record. (M. Huitsing 5/26/2018)