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 the Shorenstein Center Least Biased based on advocacy for straight factual journalism. 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: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1986, The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy is a Harvard University research center that explores the intersection and impact of media, politics, and public policy in theory and practice. The Shorenstein Center is currently trying to combat fake news through the website First Draft News. They also provide media research that is valuable to journalists.
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Funded by / Ownership
Through the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University owns and published the Shorenstein Center. Donations generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy is primarily concerned with accurate journalism and accountability for misinformation. Articles and headlines do not contain loaded emotional wording and are often peer-reviewed, such as this Research note: Examining how various social media platforms have responded to COVID-19 misinformation. The website has an entire section dedicated to online misinformation called the Misinformation Review. in general, they advocate for low-biased factual journalism.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Shorenstein Center Least Biased based on advocacy for straight factual journalism. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 3/25/2018) updated (01/21/2022)
Last Updated on January 21, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check
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