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 Erie Times-News Least biased based on balanced story selection and High for factual reporting.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1888, the Erie Times-News is a daily morning broadsheet newspaper in Erie, Pennsylvania, with a daily circulation of about 47,385. GoErie.com is the website portal.
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Funded by / Ownership
The Erie Times-News is owned by Gannett (Gatehouse Media), publishing USA Today. In August 2019, Gatehouse Media purchased and merged with Gannett becoming the largest newspaper chain in the USA. After the merger, the companies retained the Gannett name. The newspaper is funded through advertising and paid subscriptions.
Analysis / Bias
In review, local news is covered via field journalists and national/world news through the Associated Press. There is minimal use of loaded language in headlines, and all information is reasonably sourced.
Editorially, the Erie Times-News endorses a mixed bag of candidates; however, analysis reveals slightly more endorsements for Democrats. In the 2016 Presidential Election, they endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton. Op-eds have a reasonable balance.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Erie Times-News Least biased based on balanced story selection and High for factual reporting. (D. Van Zandt 8/18/2018) Updated (10/03/2022)
Last Updated on May 24, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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