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.
- Overall, we rate RocaNews Least Biased based on minimal editorializing of content. We also rate them Mostly Factual, rather than High due to a complete lack of hyperlinked sourcing.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Country: USA (45/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2020 by Max Frost, Max Towey and Billy Carney RocaNews is news website geared toward millennials and Gen Z. According to their about page “The news shouldn’t be a chore, but decades of inconvenient, partisan, and negative coverage have made it one. Roca brings you interesting news in a convenient way.”
Both Max Frost and Max Towey were a part of the right leaning American Enterprise Institute.
Funded by / Ownership
The website does not specifically name ownership, however, it is assumed to be co-owned by the founders. Revenue appears to be derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, RocaNews summarizes news stories in just a few sentences in the categories politics, sports, business, world, science and happy hour, which appears to be random stories that do not easily fit into a classification. Articles and headlines utilize low biased wording such as this US to hit 100M vaccines today; EU green-lights vaccine. When it comes to the sourcing of information they simply don’t. Not at all. Therefore, it is not possible to determine where the news information is coming from.
Editorially, RocaNews does not publish op-eds, however, they do publish political news that is generally low biased and does not appear to favor either side. In general, the news is reported with minimal bias and appears factual, however, without sourcing it is impossible to check.
Failed Fact Check
- None to date
Overall, we rate RocaNews Least Biased based on minimal editorializing of content. We also rate them Mostly Factual, rather than High due to a complete lack of hyperlinked sourcing. (D. Van Zandt 03/20/2021)