Last updated on May 27th, 2020 at 03:41 pm
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.
- 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.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
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 video or images. National and International news is delivered through the USA Today Network.
Editorially, the Lebanon Daily News has endorsed Republican candidates in the past such a 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 President Trump). In general, the Lebanon Daily News reports news factually and presents editorial positions with a reasonable political bias.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
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)