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 Athens Banner-Herald 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
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Athens Banner-Herald serves Athens, Georgia, and the surrounding area. The paper covers local, national, and international news, sports, entertainment, lifestyle, and opinion. Onlineathens.com serves as the online domain for the newspaper.
Funded by / Ownership
Gannett, the publisher of USA Today, owns the Athens Banner-Herald. 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. Advertising and paid subscriptions generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Athens Banner-Herald covers news, sports, lifestyle, and entertainment for the greater Athens, Georgia area. They report local news with minimal loaded emotional language GBI searching for vehicle believed linked to the slayings of 2 in Barrow County. National and international news comes from other Gannett publications and the Associated Press.
Editorially, the Athens Banner-Herald does not make Presidential endorsements; however, a review of op-eds shows that both sides are represented such as this that favors the left: Manatees? Water quality? Home rule? Which statewide issues will dominate 2022? | Our View. After reviewing dozens of op-eds, we found slightly more favor a liberal perspective. Finally, the news is generally reported factually and with a slight left-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Athens Banner-Herald 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 03/08/2022)
Last Updated on March 8, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check