Last updated on February 24th, 2020 at 02:44 pm
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 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.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Founded in 1789, The Berkshire Eagle is an American daily newspaper published in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and covering all of Berkshire County, as well as four New York communities near Pittsfield. It is considered a newspaper of record for Berkshire County, Massachusetts.
Funded by / Ownership
The Berkshire Eagle was owned by Digital First Media until 2016, when it was purchased by four local private investors. 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 features diverse commentary with more opinions favoring the left. In general, this paper is factual with a left leaning editorial bias.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
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 2/24/2020)