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: The Southern Illinoisan is a print newspaper from Carbondale, Illinois. The paper is owned by Lee Enterprises, which according to Open Secrets has donated 88% of its money to Republican politicians since 1990.
In review, The Southern Illinoisan covers local news with journalists and reporters throughout the Carbondale and southern Illinois region. For national news, they use the Associated Press. All news is reported with minimal loaded words and bias. The Southern Illinoisan always sources their information properly. Editorially, there is a balance between right and left-leaning opinions with just a slight edge to the right.
Overall, we rate The Southern Illinoisan Least Biased due to a balanced editorial page and High for factual reporting based on proper sourcing. (D. Van Zandt 4/2/2018)