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 Florida Times-Union Right-Center biased based on editorial positions that mostly favor the right. 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 48/180
Founded in 1864, the Florida Times-Union is a major daily broadsheet newspaper in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. Widely known as the oldest newspaper in the state. The current editor is Mary Kelli Palka.
Funded by / Ownership
The Florida Times-Union is owned by Gannett (Gatehouse Media), which publishes USA Today. In August 2019, Gatehouse Media purchased and merged with Gannett becoming the largest newspaper chain in the USA. After the merger the companies retained the Gannett name. The newspaper is funded through advertising and paid subscriptions.
Analysis / Bias
In review, local news is covered via reporters with minimal bias such as this Coronavirus: All Duval County beaches to close; testing to begin at TIAA Bank Field Saturday. National and international news is covered through the USA Today Network as well as the Associated Press.
Editorially, the Florida Times-Union typically endorses Republican candidates. For example, in 2016 they were one of the few major newspapers to endorse Donald Trump for President. A review of their op-ed pages continues to show a right leaning bias, but a reasonable balance of left leaning opinions. In general, news is reported factually with right leaning editorial positions.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate the Florida Times-Union Right-Center biased based on editorial positions that mostly favor the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 7/29/2016) Updated (3/20/2020)
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