These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence 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 PR Newswire Least Biased based on publishing press releases from various outfits. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: News Agency
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
PR Newswire is a distributor of press releases based in New York City. The service was created in 1954 to allow companies to send press releases to news organizations electronically. According to PR Newswire’s about page, their network reaches nearly 3,000 newsrooms, like The New York Times, ABC News, BuzzFeed, and more. They send content to more than 550 news content systems like Moody’s, SmartBriefs, LexisNexis, and McGraw-Hill.
Funded by / Ownership
Platinum Equity owns PR Newswire after purchasing Cision LTD (though Cision is still listed on the website as of this review in 2021). Revenue is derived through subscriptions to the service to publish press releases.
Analysis / Bias
In review, primarily, PR Newswire collects press releases from companies and organizations and then republishes them without alteration. Although they publish press releases from left and right-biased organizations, they do not select or favor releases. Besides publishing press releases, they also publish content geared toward helping companies market their brands. In general, PR Newswire remains neutral and publishes press releases without bias. While the Press Releases may be questionable, PR Newswire is a credible source for press releases without alteration.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate PR Newswire Least Biased based on publishing press releases from various outfits. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 7/26/2017) Updated (7/11/2021)
Last Updated on July 11, 2021 by Media Bias Fact Check