We serve you, not an agenda — so you can make the most informed decisions.

Independent experts at AllSides and Ad Fontes Media who regularly evaluate the bias and reliability of news outlets have verified our unbiased, fact-based approach.

AllSides has recognized SAN with a Center rating and Balance Certification–a distinction awarded to “exemplary news media outlets” whose “news reporting is substantially free from partisan political bias.” Ad Fontes describes SAN’s reporting as “Middle or Balanced Bias.

Why we exist

Media bias isn’t just a nuisance. It threatens our democracy. Straight Arrow News was created to dispel the partisan narratives, to dismantle the outrage engine and to deliver context to the issues dividing us.

A 2023 YouGov poll showed Americans’ trust in media organizations is on the decline, while a 2023 AP-NORC poll revealed most Americans believe the news media is doing more to increase political divisions in the country. 

Media is indispensable for democracy to work because it empowers citizens to make informed decisions, fosters public discourse and holds leaders accountable. Media is the bridge between government and the governed. At Straight Arrow News, we want to strengthen that bridge.

Who we are

We are a small group of independent reporters and producers who became frustrated with the biases present in the news media. Our team brings experience from companies across the media landscape, including Fox News, CNN and USA Today. We all got into the business of journalism to tell stories that are important to all Americans, not just one side or the other. We believe the news media should focus on the facts.

How we achieve our mission

Providing unbiased, fact-based reporting is core to our mission. We approach each topic knowing that we have to earn your trust with process-driven journalism.

We let you hear from all voices, even the ones you might disagree with. To understand the debate, we supplement our fact-based reporting with opinions from across the political spectrum.

And when the rest of the media skews coverage on a particular story, we’ll show you how. Our Media Miss tool helps you discover underreported stories that each side of the aisle chooses to ignore. 

We believe this technology can help shine a light and bring a broader perspective to the issues facing our nation and families. By providing the resources to see the media landscape for yourself, you can break free from the partisan echo chambers and deeply understand how any topic is being covered.

Join us on our mission to improve journalism.

Straight Arrow News. Unbiased. Straight Facts.