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 appeals 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.
- Overall, we rate The Andover Townsman as slightly Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that favor a liberal perspective. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The Andover Townsman is a newspaper published in the city of Andover, Massachusetts. andovertownsman.com is the associated website covering local, national, crime, and lifestyle news.
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Funded by / Ownership
Community Newspaper Holdings Inc owns The Andover Townsman. They presently publish more than 100 newspapers in the USA. Advertising and subscription fees generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Andover Townsman covers crime, sports, entertainment, and politics for the Andover, Massachusettes region. Local news is reported through reporters with minimal bias, such as this Andover moving forward with more study recommendations. The Associated Press and the CHNI news service cover national and international news.
Editorially, a review of Op-Eds reveals a reasonable balance with more favoring the left. The news is generally reported factually and with a slight left-leaning bias through endorsements and op-eds.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate The Andover Townsman as slightly Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that favor a liberal perspective. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 11/18/2022)
Last Updated on May 12, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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