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 Arizona Capitol Times Least Biased for story selection and word choices and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Founded in 1900, the Arizona Capitol Times is a weekly newspaper that focuses on state politics, national news, state legislature, economic development, environment, healthcare, transportation, energy and much more. Arizona Capitol Times is published on Fridays, and based in Phoenix, Arizona. Luige del Puerto is the editor. (Arizona Capitol Times was originally named The Messenger and Arizona Legislative Review before taking the name Arizona Capitol Times in 1982.)
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Funded by / Ownership
After Dolan Media’s bankruptcy, Arizona Capitol Times was purchased by Gate House Media in January 2016 and later renamed Bridge Tower Media. Revenue is derived through advertising and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
According their about page, they describe themselves as “Simply put, we are the nexus between state government and the public. And we are focused on our niche; if it doesn’t impact politics in Arizona, we don’t cover it.”
In review, Arizona Capitol Times reports news with minimal bias using credible media sources as they typically republish some articles from the Associated Press. State News is reported with minimal loaded words and bias such as “Arizona Capitol Times recognizes McCain, others as 2017 Leaders of the Year in Public Policy” and sourced through quotes. They also cover stories from the left’s perspective “Legislative staffers say pro-Trump supporters called them ‘illegal’ for being dark-skinned” which is sourced through quotes and links to credible videos. Further, a factual search reveals they have never failed a fact check. In fact, they are often sourced in fact checks regarding Arizona politics.
Overall, we rate Arizona Capitol Times Least Biased for story selection and word choices and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information. (M. Huitsing 5/14/2018) Updated (2/24/2020)
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