Houston Chronicle

Last updated on October 7th, 2020 at 11:14 am

Houston Chronicle - Left Center Bias - Liberal - Progressive -Democrat - CredibleFactual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


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 using appeal 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.

Detailed Reporting

Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180


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.

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Funded by / Ownership

The Houston Chronicle is owned by the Hearst Corporation, which owns a wide variety of newspapers, magazines, television stations, including the San Francisco ChronicleCosmopolitan and Esquire. It owns 50% of broadcasting firm A&E Networks, and 20% of the sports broadcaster ESPN with partner The Walt Disney Company. The newspaper is funded through advertising and subscriptions.

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 a consistent support for Republicans up until 2004 and then again in 2012 for Mitt Romney. While editorials do 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

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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 10/07/2020)

Sources: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/

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