Daily Source Bias Check: The Shreveport Times

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Shreveport Times - Least Biased - Credible NewspaperFactual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


LEAST BIASED

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  • Overall, we rate The Shreveport Times Least Biased based on low biased news reporting and a minimal right-leaning bias editorially. 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 45/180

History

Founded in 1871, The Shreveport Times is a daily newspaper based in Shreveport, Louisiana. The newspaper and website feature investigative reporting, community news, arts & entertainment, government, education, sports, business, and religion, along with local opinion/commentary. The current editor is Alison Bath.

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Funded by / Ownership

The Shreveport Times 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, The Shreveport Times covers local news through journalists and with minimal bias such as this: Bossier man pleads guilty for leadership role in anabolic steroid distribution conspiracy. National and international news is provided through the Associated Press and Gannett/Gatehouse publications. Editorially, Op-Eds tend to lean slightly right, though there is a reasonable amount of left-leaning opinions to provide a balance. In general, the Shreveport Times covers straight with minimal bias, while editorially there is a very slight right-leaning bias, but not enough to not rate this paper anything but Least Biased overall.

Failed Fact Checks

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Overall, we rate The Shreveport Times Least Biased based on low biased news reporting and a minimal right-leaning bias editorially. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 8/14/2019) Updated (8/17/2020)

Source: https://www.shreveporttimes.com

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