Last updated on September 26th, 2020 at 10:43 am
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 Longview News-Journal on the right side of least biased due to a very slight right-leaning editorial bias and high for factual reporting based on proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1871, the Longview News-Journal is a major paper for the city of Longview, Texas, and 11 surrounding counties in East Texas. The current editor is Richard Brack.
Funded by / Ownership
The Longview News-Journal is owned by Texas Community Media LLC. They are funded through an advertising and subscription model.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Longview News-Journal covers local news through the use of journalists and local writers. National/International news is republished from the Associated Press. Editorials use minimally loaded words such as this: Editorial: Big increase in flu deaths makes vaccination vital and are properly sourced. Further, some editorials are republished from the left-center Houston Chronicle. When it comes to political endorsements they have endorsed both Democrats and Republicans, but certainly more Republicans in their recent history.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Longview News-Journal on the right side of least biased due to a very slight right-leaning editorial bias and high for factual reporting based on proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 10/16/2018) Updated (6/7/2020)