Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The Darien Times is a weekly newspaper from Darien, Connecticut, distributed on Thursdays. The paper covers Darien news, politics, sports, schools, and feature stories and publishes a monthly section on arts and entertainment.
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Funded by / Ownership
Darien Times is owned by Hearst Communications, which owns newspapers, magazines, television channels, and television stations, including the San Francisco Chronicle, the Houston Chronicle, and Esquire. According to Open Secrets, Hearst donated 70% to Republican candidates and causes in 2020. Revenue is derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Darien Times focuses on local news of Darien, CT, and the surrounding area through the use of journalists. They don’t report on national or international news. All information is sourced correctly, either through linking or quotations.
Editorially, there is a reasonable balance between left-center and right-center viewpoints.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, the Darien Times is Least Biased based on balanced content and High for factual reporting. (D. Van Zandt 9/9/2017) Updated (08/21/2022)
Last Updated on May 22, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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