Last updated on September 22nd, 2021 at 05:31 pm
These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appeals to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate the Houston Chronicle Left-Center biased based on editorial positions and High for factual reporting.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1901, The Houston Chronicle is the largest daily newspaper in Houston, Texas. They have won numerous awards, including being finalists in several Pulitzer categories. The current editor is Nancy Barnes.
Funded by / Ownership
Hearst Corporation owns the Houston Chronicle, which holds many newspapers, magazines, television stations, including the San Francisco Chronicle, Cosmopolitan, and Esquire. It owns 50% of broadcasting firm A&E Networks and 20% of the sports broadcaster ESPN with partner The Walt Disney Company. Advertising and subscriptions fees generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Houston Chronicle covers local news via journalists and national/international news through the Associated Press. There is minimal use of loaded language in news coverage, and all information is properly sourced. Editorially, the Houston Chronicle typically endorses Democratic candidates such as Hillary Clinton for President in 2016 and Beto O’Rourke for Senate over Republican Ted Cruz. However, the Chronicle does not always support Democratic candidates, as seen by consistent support for Republicans up until 2004 and then again in 2012 for Mitt Romney. While editorials cover both sides, more tend to favor the left, such as this one: Trump can’t deny deadly wildfires’ link to climate change.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate the Houston Chronicle Left-Center biased based on editorial positions and High for factual reporting. (5/16/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 9/22/2021)