These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
- Overall, we rate the Concord Monitor Least biased with a slight left leaning editorial bias. Their news reporting is factual.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Founded in 1864, The Concord Monitor is the daily newspaper for Concord, the state capital of New Hampshire. It also covers surrounding towns in Merrimack, most of Belknap county, as well as portions of Grafton, Rockingham and Hillsborough counties. The Monitor has several times been named as one of the best small papers in America. The current editor is Steve Leone.
Funded by / Ownership
The owner of the Concord Monitor is the Newspapers of New England, which owns and publishes nine newspapers in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The President and CEO of Newspapers of New England is Aaron Julien. The newspaper is funded through a subscription and advertising model.
Analysis / Bias
In review, local news is covered through journalists and national news through syndication of the Associated Press. There is minimal use of loaded words in headlines and all information is appropriately sourced. Editorially, there is a left leaning bias as the paper primarily endorses Democratic candidates and the opinion pages slightly favor the left in story selection. A factual search reveals they have never failed a fact check. In fact, the Concord Monitor is a partner with Politifact covering New Hampshire’s fact checking.
Overall, we rate the Concord Monitor Least biased with a slight left leaning editorial bias. Their news reporting is factual. (D. Van Zandt 06/18/2018)