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 Jamestown Foundation Least Biased based balanced story selection with minimal editorializing. 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 (2020)
Founded in 1984 by William W. Geimer, The Jamestown Foundation’s mission is to inform and educate policymakers and the broader community about events and trends in those societies which are strategically or tactically important to the United States and which frequently restrict access to such information. Currently, its primary focus is on China, Eurasia, Russia, and global terrorism.
In 2009 Russian government accused the research institute of spreading anti-Russian propaganda by hosting a debate on violence in Russia’s turbulent region of Ingushetia. On December 8, 2011, Ambassador Daniel Benjamin, State Department Counterterrorism Coordinator for the Obama administration praised Jamestown for its research and analysis of terrorism issues. Finally, in 2020 the organization was labeled “undesirable” by Russia.
Funded by / Ownership
The Jamestown Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit NGO that is funded through donations by “corporations, foundations, and individuals.”
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Jamestown Foundation reports news on security issues, terrorism, militant groups, foreign policy, and military interventions focusing on Africa, Central Asia, China, and the Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, South Asia, the Caucasus, Russia, Turkey. Articles and headlines do not use loaded language such as this: The Cambridge Five Helped Moscow Fight Ukrainian Nationalists. This story is properly sourced. When reporting on US politics they maintain a neutral tone such as this: Putin and Trump to Meet in Osaka as Iranian Crisis Moves to Forefront. In general, the Jamestown Foundation reports informational factually and with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate the Jamestown Foundation Least Biased based balanced story selection with minimal editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 7/18/2016) Updated (5/10/2020)