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 Times (Ottawa, Illinois) Least Biased based on Neutral story selection and balanced editorial positions. 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: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The Times (Ottawa, Illinois) is a newspaper published in Ottawa, Illinois. shawlocal.com/mywebtimes/ is the website covering news, crime, sports, and business for the Dixon area.
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Funded by / Ownership
The Times (Ottawa, Illinois) is owned by Shaw Media, which is an American, Dixon, Illinois-based publisher of about 80 newspapers and news websites in Illinois and Iowa. Revenue is derived from sponsored content, advertising, and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, local news is published through journalists and with minimal bias, such as this: Thornton Park in Ottawa renovations wrap up, with new pickleball, tennis courts. The Associated Press and other wire services cover national and international news.
Editorially, they have a page dedicated to op-eds that are basically balanced in content. Generally, news reporting is factual and low-biased, while op-eds are reasonably balanced.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate The Times (Ottawa, Illinois) Least Biased based on Neutral story selection and balanced editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 10/27/2022)
Last Updated on October 27, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check
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