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Daily Source Bias Check: Hartford Courant

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Hartford Courant - Left Center biasedLEFT-CENTER BIAS

These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias.  They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes.  These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.

Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180

History

The Hartford Courant is the largest daily newspaper in the U.S. state of Connecticut, and is often recognized as the oldest continuously published newspaper in the United States. The publisher is Andrew Julien.

Funded by / Ownership

The Hartford Courant is owned by Tronc, which owns numerous newspapers around the USA including the Chicago Tribune. The Newspaper is funded through an advertising and subscription model.

Analysis / Bias

In review, the Hartford Courant covers local news with field journalist and national news through the Associated Press. All articles are sourced to credible information and sourced. Editorially, more op-eds favor the left by a moderate amount.

A factual search indicates that the Hartford Courant has never failed a fact check.

Overall, we rate the Hartford Courant Left-Center biased based on editorial positions and High for factual reporting due to sourcing. (7/30/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 9/28/2018)

Source: http://www.courant.com/

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