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 Leavenworth Times Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1856, the Leavenworth Times is a daily newspaper published in Leavenworth, Kansas.
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Funded by / Ownership
The Leavenworth Times is owned by Gannett (Gatehouse Media), which publishes 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, the Leavenworth Times covers news, sports, lifestyle, and entertainment for the greater Leavenworth, Kansas area. Local news is reported with minimal loaded emotional language such as this Police Department working toward cybercrime detective position. National and international news comes from other Gannett publications and the Associated Press.
Editorially, a review of op-eds indicates that more favor the left such as this Editorial: Ike wouldn’t recognize today’s GOP. In general, the news is reported factually and with slight left-leaning bias.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate the Leavenworth Times Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (9/22/2020)
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