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 Marshall Project as Least Biased based on minimal editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2014, The Marshall Project is a nonprofit, nonpartisan online journalism organization focusing on issues related to criminal justice in the United States, led by former hedge fund manager Neil Barsky and former New York Times executive editor Bill Keller. The current editor is Susan Chira.
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Funded by / Ownership
The Marshall Project is a 501(c)(3) organization. Funders, with full disclosure, include: https://www.themarshallproject.org/funders
Analysis / Bias
In review, the website features moderately loaded language, such as this Alabama’s Ugly Secret: Police Dog Attacks. In general, stories are balanced and properly sourced.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Marshall Project as Least Biased based on minimal editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 11/27/2016) Updated (01/30/2023)
Last Updated on January 30, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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