The Chard & Ilminster News is a newspaper based in Chard, Somerset. The paper mainly focuses on topics such as news and politics, lifestyle and culture, and local events and news related to the Chard area.
Funded by / Ownership
The Chard & Ilminster News is operated by Newsquest Media Group Ltd., owned by the American mass media holding company Gannett, the publisher of USA Today. Advertising and subscription fees generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
The Chard & Ilminster News covers local news for the Chard area through reporters with minimal bias, such as this Rise in number of people catching buses in Somerset. Regarding sourcing, they rely on first-person accounts and large quotes, which is appropriate for a print publication.
Editorially, story selection and op-eds are reasonably balanced and reflect both sides. Generally, the Chard & Illminster News is fact-based and presents a minimal bias in reporting.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Chard & Ilminster News least biased based on minimal editorializing of content. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to the use of credible sources and a clean fact-check record. (M. Huitsing 04/08/2023)
Last Updated on May 19, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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