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 Marshall Project Least Biased based on proper sourcing and proper sourcing.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
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.
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.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate the Marshall Project Least Biased based on proper sourcing and proper sourcing. (D. Van Zandt 11/27/2016) Updated (10/21/2020)