These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using an 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 Eagle-Tribune Least Biased based on a reasonable editorial balance. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1868, Eagle-Tribune is an online newspaper serving Andover, MA, and the surrounding areas. Its primary focus is on local news and events.
Funded by / Ownership
The Eagle-Tribune is owned by Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc, a subsidiary of Retirement Systems of Alabama. Revenue is derived through advertising and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Eagle-Tribune primarily focuses on local news for Northeastern Massachusetts that is presented with little bias, such as this Police: Stolen car ends with suspect’s stabbing. The newspaper and website do not have a specified section for national news; however, when reporting on national news, they typically rely on the Associated Press.
Editorially, there is a reasonable balance between right and left opinions; however, there appears to be slightly more that align with the left. For example, this opinion piece Column: Impeding ‘we the people’ from voting is critical of Republicans where the author states, “Republicans see their road to recovery in discouraging eligible Americans from voting.” In general, they report the news factually, while editorially, there is a very slight lean left, but still a reasonable balance of opinions.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Eagle-Tribune Least Biased based on a reasonable editorial balance. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Kelley 3/5/2017) Updated (09/09/2022)
Last Updated on May 24, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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