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 Lebanon Daily News Least Biased based on a reasonably balanced editorial page. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1872, Lebanon Daily News is a local daily newspaper based in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. The current editor is Andrea Rich.
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Funded by / Ownership
The Lebanon Daily News 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, paid subscriptions, and newsstand sales.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Lebanon Daily News covers local news through journalists with minimal bias, such as this: NTSB investigators begin probe into Pa. Turnpike crash. Many stories have accompanying videos or images. National and International news is delivered through the USA Today Network.
Editorially, the Lebanon Daily News endorsed Republican candidates in the past, such as George W. Bush in 2004; however, in 2008, they endorsed Democratic candidate Barack Obama. Editorial columns offer both right and left-leaning perspectives, such as these: Column: Democrats’ worst day ever and 10 good things Trump brought us (this editorial is harshly critical of former President Trump). In general, the Lebanon Daily News reports news factually and presents editorial positions with a reasonable political bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Lebanon Daily News Least Biased based on a reasonably balanced editorial page. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 01/10/2020) Updated (08/15/2022)
Last Updated on August 15, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check
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