Knoxville News Sentinel

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These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes).  The reporting is factual and usually sourced.  These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.

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


Founded in 1886, The Knoxville News Sentinel is a daily newspaper in Knoxville, Tennessee. has won many national awards, including winning three 2008 Digital Edge Awards from the Newspaper Association of America. The current editor is Jack McElroy.

Funded by / Ownership

The Knoxville News Sentinel is owned by Gannett Company, which is best known for owning USA Today. The newspaper and website is funded through an advertising and paid subscription model.

Analysis / Bias

In review, the Knoxville News Sentinel utilizes local reporters for local news stories and republishes content from the Associated Press and USA Today for national news. In actual news stories, there is little use of loaded language, however editorial pieces do utilize emotional wording such as this: Hypocritical politically motivated feminism is killing #MeToo. Just ask Keith Ellison. In 2008, the Knoxville News Sentinel stopped endorsing Presidential candidates after a long history of selecting Republicans. They still endorse local politicians with a slight favoritism to Republican candidates.

A factual search reveals they have not failed a news fact check, although some of their opinion columnists have, but not directly tied to the paper.

Overall, we rate the Knoxville News Sentinel Least Biased for news reporting and slightly right leaning editorially. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean news fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 8/24/2018)


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