These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to persuade an audience by appealing 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 the Northwest Herald as Least Biased based on Neutral story selection and 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
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The Northwest Herald is a newspaper published in McHenry, Illinois. shawlocal.com/northwest-herald/ is the website covering news, crime, sports, and business for the McHenry County area.
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Funded by / Ownership
The Northwest Herald is owned by Shaw Media, an American Dixon, Illinois-based publisher of about 80 newspapers and news websites in Illinois and Iowa. Revenue is derived from sponsored content, advertising, and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, local news is published through journalists and with minimal bias, such as this: McHenry set to buy vacant parcel between Rt. 120, Green Street and Boone Creek. The Associated Press and other wire services cover national and international news.
Editorially, they have a page dedicated to op-eds that are balanced in content. Generally, news reporting is factual and low-biased, while op-eds are reasonably balanced.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Northwest Herald as Least Biased based on Neutral story selection and balanced editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 02/17/2023)
Last Updated on February 17, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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