These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal 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 the Asheboro Courier-Tribune Least Biased based on low biased, factual news reporting and a reasonably balanced opinion page. 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 1876, The Courier-Tribune is the daily newspaper of Asheboro, North Carolina and the surrounding county of Randolph County. The current editor is Annette Jordan.
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Funded by / Ownership
The Asheboro Courier-Tribune 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 Courier-Tribune covers local news, crime, sports and weather for the Asheboro, North Carolina area. Local news is reported through journalists with minimal bias such as this: 19 charged in Alamance County prostitution sting. National and world news is provided by USA Today and the Associated Press. The website also features a section called “Elections” that reports political news such as this: Polls: Americans dissatisfied with state of the union. This story is derived from the Associated Press.
Editorially, we could not find evidence for whom the paper has endorsed in previous Presidential elections. A review of editorials shows a reasonable balance of opinion with slightly more favoring the right such as this: Warren’s big bad idea: Taxing our way to prosperity. In general, news reporting is low biased and factual, while editorials very slightly favor the right, but not enough to move this paper from the Least Biased category.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate the Asheboro Courier-Tribune Least Biased based on low biased, factual news reporting and a reasonably balanced opinion page. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 2/6/2020)
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