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 the Riverdale Press Least Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that are mostly balanced. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1950, The Riverdale Press is a weekly newspaper that covers the Northwest Bronx neighborhoods of Riverdale, Kingsbridge, Kingsbridge Heights, and Van Cortlandt Village. It is one of a handful of weeklies to win a Pulitzer Prize. The current editor is Michael Hinman.
Funded by / Ownership
The Riverdale Press is owned by Richner Communications, which offers newspapers, a weekly shopping guide, publications, coupon books, and operates news websites. Revenue is derived through advertising and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Riverdale Press covers local news from the Bronx with minimal bias in wording such as this: Manhattan College students clean up. In another story that focuses on local crime, there is again little bias such as this: Neighbor helps nab credit card pilferer. Both of these stories lack hyperlinked sourcing, which is appropriate as this is a print newspaper. The latter crime story is properly sourced to a police report.
A review of editorials demonstrates a reasonable balance between left and right opinion, some editorials lean left with concerns with climate change and some lean right with criticism of Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio. In general, Riverdale Press reports news factually with balanced editorial positions.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate the Riverdale Press Least Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that are mostly balanced. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 11/28/2019) Updated (10/16/2020)