These media sources are slight to moderately conservative in 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 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.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
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 paper’s 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.”
Funded by / Ownership
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is owned by WEHCO Media which publishes 9 other newspapers in the region. Advertising and subscription fees generate revenue.
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 indicates a reasonable balance; however, many favor right-leaning positions. Generally, news reporting is factual, while editorials tend to lean right.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
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 03/05/2022)
Last Updated on December 2, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check