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 Stimson Center Least Biased based on mostly neutral reporting on security. 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 1989, the Stimson Center is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank devoted to addressing transnational challenges in order to enhance global peace and economic prosperity. Stimson is currently led by Chairman of the Board David J. Lane and President and CEO Brian Finlay. According to their about page, “Stimson promotes international security, shared prosperity & justice through applied research and independent analysis, deep engagement, and policy innovation.”
Funded by / Ownership
The Stimson Center is a nonprofit 501(c)(3). They are funded through research contracts, grants from foundations, and other donations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Stimson Center primarily focuses on USA security. The center occasionally publishes press releases that can be emotional such as this: An Open Letter Condemning Violence and Systemic Racism. While this story leans left, another leans slightly right such as this Complementing the Padlock: The prospect of blockchain for strengthening nuclear security. A thorough review of dozens of recent stories shows very slight favoritism to the left especially when concerning the environment such as this Global Leaders Launch New Alliance Focused on Climate Resilient Critical Infrastructure.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate the Stimson Center Least Biased based on mostly neutral reporting on security. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 8/18/2016) Updated (7/25/2020)