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 Berkshire Eagle Left-Center biased based on 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
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1789, The Berkshire Eagle is an American daily newspaper published in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and covers all of Berkshire County and four New York communities near Pittsfield. It is considered a newspaper of record for Berkshire County, Massachusetts.
In 2022, The Berkshire Eagle won 43 awards — including General Excellence — in the 2021 New England Newspaper & Press Association’s Better Newspaper Competition.
Funded by / Ownership
Digital First Media-owned the Berkshire Eagle until 2016, when four local private investors purchased it. Revenue is derived through advertising and subscriptions.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Berkshire Eagle covers local news through the use of journalists with minimal bias in wording, such as this $11.2M overhaul at YMCA in Pittsfield to begin in spring. National and world news is derived primarily from the Associated Press.
Editorially, The Berkshire Eagle has endorsed Democratic Presidential candidates since 1940. The op-ed pages feature diverse commentary with more opinions favoring the left. In general, this paper is factual with a left-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Berkshire Eagle Left-Center biased based on Left-leaning editorial positions and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (10/7/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 05/01/2022)
Last Updated on May 1, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check