Daily Source Bias Check: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Last updated on May 24th, 2021 at 12:38 pm

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - Right Center Bias - Conservative - Republican - CredibleFactual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


RIGHT-CENTER BIAS

These media sources are slightly to moderately conservative in 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 conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.

  • Overall, we rate the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Right-Center biased based on editorial positions that favor the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.

Detailed Report

Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180

History

Founded in 1878, The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is the newspaper of record in the U.S. state of Arkansas, printed in Little Rock with a northwest edition published in Lowell. It is distributed for sale in all 75 of Arkansas’ counties. The website lists the papers core values which include: “Impartiality means reporting, editing, and delivering the news honestly, fairly, objectively, and without personal opinion or bias. Credibility is the greatest asset of any news medium, and impartiality is the greatest source of credibility.”

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Funded by / Ownership

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is owned by WEHCO Media that publishes 9 other newspapers in the region. Revenue is derived through advertising and subscription fees.

Analysis / Bias

In review, the Arkansas Democrat Gazette reports local and regional news through journalists with minimal bias such as this: Toddler, woman, killed in crash on U.S. 67 near I-40 in North Little Rock, authorities say. National and international news is derived from the Associated Press.

Editorially, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette has traditionally endorsed Republican candidates, however in 2016 they refused to endorse Donald Trump or any candidate for that matter. A review of editorials indicate a reasonable balance, however many more favor right leaning positions.  In general, news reporting is factual while editorials tend to lean right.

A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.

Overall, we rate the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Right-Center biased based on editorial positions that favor the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (7/29/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 2/24/2020)

Source: https://www.arkansasonline.com/

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