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 Asheville Citizen-Times Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left. 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
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1870, The Asheville Citizen-Times is a major daily newspaper from Asheville, North Carolina. The domain for the online paper is citizen-times.com.
Funded by / Ownership
The Asheville Citizen-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 Asheville Citizen-Times covers news, sports, lifestyle, and entertainment for the greater Asheville, NC area. Local news is reported with minimal loaded emotional language, such as this Man shot by police after knife incident on city bus identified, in critical condition. National and international news comes from other Gannett publications and the Associated Press.
Editorially, the Asheville Citizen-Times traditionally endorses Democratic candidates. In general, the news is reported factually and with a slight left-leaning bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Asheville Citizen-Times Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 10/7/2016) Updated (11/23/2023)
Last Updated on November 23, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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