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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.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Notes: Founded in 1931, The Herald Journal or hjnews is a daily newspaper based in Logan, Utah, United States. Its features include local news, events from northern Utah communities and Southeastern Idaho, entertainment, as well as political commentaries, and world news. The owner is Adams Publishing Group. Adams Publishing Group bought The Herald Journal from Seattle based Pioneer News Group. Adams Publishing Group is owned by billionaire Stephen Adams, a billboard magnate who contributed $1,008,982 to the pro-Trump campaign as per a Bluestem Prairie article. Charles McCollum is the editor of the paper.
In review, the content of headlines and articles use minimally loaded words “Providence family with missing son not sure about U.S.-North Korea summit” and utilizes credible news sources through quotes such as The State Department and direct interviews. The Herald Journal reports national news by republishing articles from credible news sources such as the Associated Press.
Overall, we rate the editorial tone of The Herald Journal as Least Biased and High for factual reporting due to use of credible sources. (M. Huitsing 5/11/2018)