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 Study Finds Least Biased based on minimal story editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to the use of credible sources and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2016 by Steve Fink, Study Finds is a website that publishes summaries on recent research in health, politics, culture and science. Steve Fink is a “longtime journalist who previously served as Vice President of News Engagement for CBS Local.”
According to its mission and standards page, “Each day we seek out recently-conducted research released by universities, peer-reviewed journals, or established companies, with sources vetted by our experienced editorial team.”
Funded by / Ownership
Study Finds is co-owned by Steve Fink and two others through 41 Pushups, LLC. Advertising generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
Study Finds “publishes digestible, summarized versions of research that are intended to stir debate: We do not agree nor disagree with any of the studies we post; rather, we encourage our readers to debate the veracity of the findings themselves.”
The website creates YouTube videos that are published on its SFTV page. They also publish research and articles in the categories of family, health, science, society, politics, business news, and weird.
Headlines of articles often use moderately loaded language to hook the reader, such as this Astronomers spot the largest potentially hazardous asteroid hiding near Earth in 8 years. This news summary is sourced from the credible Astronomical Journal.
News summaries are typically derived from firsthand interviews and expert opinions from researchers as well summarized peer-reviewed studies. Most articles are sourced from credible outlets such as The European Journal of Nutrition, The Conversation, and the American Journal of Public Health.
The website also publishes research and news related to politics that uses eye-catching headlines such as this Can’t we all just get along? 4 in 5 Americans would put aside differences for common causes. However, the article’s content is low-biased and factual and sourced from credible polling researchers. Study Finds does not publish opinion content; therefore, they are least biased and highly factual.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Study Finds Least Biased based on minimal story editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to the use of credible sources and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 11/27/2022)
Last Updated on June 30, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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