Capital Gazette

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Capital Gazette - Left-Center BiasLEFT-CENTER BIAS

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.

Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180


The Capital Gazette, which includes The Capital, Maryland Gazette and Crofton-West County is a daily newspaper founded in 1884. The Capital Gazette covers news, sports, food and entertainment, politics and opinions in Annapolis, Maryland. The publisher is Tim Thomas and the editor is Rick Hutzell.

Funded by / Ownership

The Capital Gazette is owned by the Baltimore Sun Media Group and Tribune Publishing. Tribune Publishing, also known as Tronc, owns numerous large left leaning newspapers across the USA such as the Chicago Tribune. The Capital Gazette is funded via a subscription and advertising model.

Analysis / Bias

In review, The Capital Gazette publishes news stories related to the Maryland capital Annapolis, and the surrounding area. The Capital Gazette uses emotionally loaded headlines such as “Democratic primary results rattle foundation of Mike Miller’s presidency of Maryland Senate” and “Maryland civil rights advocates rally, denounce Supreme Court decision to uphold Trump’s travel ban.” Most news stories are written by contract reporters who utilize credible sources such as the Baltimore Sun, interviews and large blocks of quotes. A review of editorial columns reveals a left leaning bias in favor of Democratic candidates and policies. A factual search indicates the Capital Gazette has never failed a fact check.

Overall, we rate the Capital Gazette Left-Center biased based on left leaning editorial positions and High for factual reporting. (M. Huitsing 6/28/2018)


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