These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using an 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 Aspen Times Least Biased based on balanced story selection and editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Aspen Times is a daily newspaper serving Aspen, Colorado. The website covers local news, sports, crime, and community information.
Funded by / Ownership
Aspen Times is published by Swift Communications, which publishes numerous small-market newspapers around the western USA. Ogden Newspapers owns Swift. Advertising and subscription fees generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Aspen Times publishes news for Aspen, Colorado, and the surrounding area. Local news is covered through reporting with minimal bias in wording, such as As trail use surges, so does volunteer interest in maintaining a healthy landscape. The paper and website do not cover national and international news.
A review of editorials demonstrates a reasonable balance without extremes such as this Aspen Times editorial: City officials need to pick up pace on restaurant space near new City Hall. In general, they exhibit low bias and produce fact-based news.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Aspen Times Least Biased based on balanced story selection and editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 06/18/2022)
Last Updated on May 12, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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