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 Staten Island Advance Least Biased based on providing both left and right editorial perspectives. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1886, The Staten Island Advance is a daily newspaper published in the borough of Staten Island in New York City. The paper reports on local news, crime, politics, and sports. The current editor is Brian J. Laline.
Funded by / Ownership
The Staten Island Advance is owned by Advance Publications. The company dates to the early 1920s and is owned by the Newhouse family. Donald Newhouse together with his brother Samuel “Si” Newhouse Jr. owns Advance Publications. The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and Reddit are all produced by Advance Publications. Revenue is generated through advertising and subscription sales.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Staten Island Advance publishes local news, crime reports, politics, and sports for Staten Island and New York City. Local News reports are presented with minimal bias such as this Staten Island VA clinic to open vaccination site for local veterans. National and international news comes from the Associated Press.
Editorially, the Staten Island Advance typically endorses Democratic candidates for President Vote a new beginning: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris — Our Opinion. They also tend to endorse Democrats on the local level For Congress: The Advance endorses Max Rose. Although they traditionally endorse Democrats they do have opinion writers who hold right-leaning perspectives such as this Cuomo looks to micro-manage the re-opening of New York’s economy. What could go wrong? (opinion). In general, they report news factually and with balanced editorial perspectives.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate the Staten Island Advance Least Biased based on providing both left and right editorial perspectives. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 5/16/2017) Updated (1/23/2021)