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 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.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
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. The current editor is Brenda Linert.
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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 from 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
Overall, we rate The Vindicator 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)
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