Army Times – Bias and Credibility

Army Times - Least Biased - CredibleFactual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appeals 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 Army Times Least Biased based on balanced news reporting and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information.

Detailed Report

Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic


Founded in 1940, Army Times is a part of the Sightline Media Group, formerly known as the Army Times Publishing Company. Sightline Media Group also publishes The Military Times group, which comprises four bimonthly newspapers. These are Army Times (founded 1940), Navy Times (founded 1951), Air Force Times (founded 1947), and Marine Corps Times. Please note that these are not US government publications. The Executive Editor of Army Times is Andrew Tilghman.

The Army Times provides news and information, daily newsletters, video content, and podcasts to the U.S. military community.

Sightline Media Group is based in Northern Virginia. Peter Lundquist is the president of Sightline Media Group, and David Smith is the vice president and general manager for all of Sightline’s business brands: Defense News, Federal Times, and C4ISR & Networks.

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Funded by / Ownership

The Army Times is owned by Sightline Media Group, formerly owned by Gannett Company, which is best known for its flagship national newspaper USA Today. Currently, Sightline Media Group is owned by Regent, L.P. Regent is a private equity firm based in Los Angeles/California. Army Times is funded through advertising and subscription fees.

Analysis / Bias

In review, Army Times covers military news and defense policy using minimally loaded language such as this: Navy SEAL scheduled to plead guilty in strangling death of Army Green Beret staff sergeant, and A West Point investigator died during an Army PT test. All articles are properly sourced to credible media outlets such as the Associated PressPoliticoReutersMilitary Times, and .gov sites. Editorially, they are balanced with primarily centrist views that slightly lean left on the issues of gender and lean right in their support of military strength. In general, Army Times covers military news with very low bias in reporting.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years

Overall, we rate Army Times Least Biased based on balanced news reporting and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information. (D. Van Zandt 5/14/2019) Updated (11/20/2023)


Last Updated on November 20, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check

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