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 using appeal 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 Athol Daily News as Left-Center biased based on moderately left-leaning editorial positions and 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: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The Athol Daily News, based in Greenfield, Massachusetts, is a news website that focuses on arts, entertainment, and culture in the Athol region. The website covers a variety of topics, including local news, music, theater, art exhibits, and social issues.
Funded by / Ownership
The Athol Daily News is owned by Newspapers of New England, Inc. (NNE), which is a privately owned publisher of nine daily and weekly newspapers in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. The paper is funded through advertising and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
The Athol Daily News publishes local news through staff journalists with minimal bias, such as this: Residents meet to offer suggestions for Rice’s Roots Farm. The paper and website do not cover national and international news.
Editorially, a review of articles classified as “commentary” indicates more favor a left-leaning perspective, such as Fresh Air Fund bringing people together for 140 years. In general, the news is reported factually with a left-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Athol Daily News as Left-Center biased based on moderately left-leaning editorial positions and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 11/08/2023)
Last Updated on November 8, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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