Last updated on August 20th, 2021 at 08:03 pm
These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appeals 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 Noozhawk Least Biased based on reasonably balanced editorial positions. 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
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Noozhawk is an online newspaper that provides coverage for Santa Barbara County, California. Noozhawk was founded in October 2007 and covers various topics, including local news and community information for Santa Barbara and opinion pieces. According to their Facebook page, “newshawk, n. (slang) – a newspaper reporter” and their motto is “The freshest news in Santa Barbara, day and night.”
Funded by / Ownership
Bill Macfadyen is the founder and publisher of Noozhawk.com and Tom Bolton, executive editor and partner. They are the original founders of the Local Independent Online News Publishers. Advertising generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
Noozhawk covers news for Santa Barbara with minimal bias, such as this Santa Barbara County’s Population Grows 5.7% in 2020 Census. This story, like most stories, links to credible sources.
Although they use words that are charged with emotion in some headlines/articles and with left bias such as these: “Arrogance and Ignorance: The Story of Mooch,” They do publish stories that are center-right too, such as Michael Barone (senior political analyst for The Washington Examiner,) “Anti-Trump Overreach Could Backfire”. Therefore, editorial bias is minimized through the balance of covering both sides. In general, news coverage is factual and contains minimal bias though slightly more favor the left, but not enough to change a least biased rating.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate Noozhawk Least Biased based on reasonably balanced editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (M. Huitsing 8/16/2017) Updated (8/20/2021)