These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using an 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 Jefferson Star as Least biased based on neutral straight news reporting with minimal editorializing of content. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The Jefferson Star is a newspaper published in Rigby, Idaho. The paper covers news and crime reports in the Jefferson County region.
Funded by / Ownership
The newspaper is owned by Adams Publishing Group, which holds over one hundred papers across the USA. Stephen Adams is the owner and donates to Republicans, raising 1 million dollars for George W. Bush in 2000. Advertising and subscription fees generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Jefferson Star covers local news through journalists with minimal bias in wording, such as this Jefferson County appoint new Planning and Zoning Administrator. Local news relies on quotes, interviews, and accounts as sourcing. National and world news comes directly from the Associated Press.
Editorially, The Jefferson Star rarely publishes op-eds and generally reports news with minimal opining. Finally, they are fact-based and demonstrate low bias in reporting.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate The Jefferson Star as Least biased based on neutral straight news reporting with minimal editorializing of content. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 06/11/2022)
Last Updated on June 11, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check