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 Vindicator as Least Biased based on balanced editorials and low-biased news reporting. 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
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1869, The Vindicator is a daily broadsheet newspaper serving Youngstown, Ohio, and the Mahoning County region, as well as southern Trumbull County and northern Columbiana County.
Funded by / Ownership
The Vindicator is owned by Ogden Newspapers Inc., which publishes numerous small-market newspapers around the eastern half of the USA. Ogden has historically donated to Republican candidates. According to Open Secrets, since 1992, they have donated 93% to Republicans. Robert Nutting is the current CEO. The paper is funded through both advertising and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Vindicator produces original news covering the Youngstown, Ohio, region. Headlines and articles contain minimal emotional language, such as this: Laying of the Roses ceremony honors service members killed in Vietnam. National and international news is republished by the Associated Press.
Editorially, commentary shows a reasonable balance between right and left without delving into extremes. In general, the news is reported factually with a balance in editorial positions.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate The Vindicator as Least Biased based on balanced editorials and low-biased news reporting. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 11/4/2019) Updated (11/29/2023)
Last Updated on November 29, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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