Military Times

Last updated on April 18th, 2021 at 04:47 pm

Military Times - Least Biased - Credible Factual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


LEAST BIASED

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  • Overall, we rate Military Times Least Biased based on balanced news reporting and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information and a clean fact check record.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA (45/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY

History

Founded in 1940, Military Times is a part of the Sightline Media Group, formerly known as the Army Times Publishing Company. Sightline Media Group also publishes The Military Times group, which comprises four bimonthly newspapers. These are Army Times (founded 1940), Navy Times (founded 1951), Air Force Times (founded 1947), and Marine Corps Times. Please note that these are not US government publications. The Executive Editor of Military Times is Andrew Tilghman.

The Military Times provides news and information, daily newsletters, video content, and podcasts to the U.S. military community.

Sightline Media Group is based in Northern Virginia. Peter Lundquist is the president of Sightline Media Group. David Smith is the vice president and general manager for all of Sightline’s business brands: Defense News, Federal Times, and C4ISR & Networks.

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Funded by / Ownership

The Military Times is owned by Sightline Media Group, formerly owned by Gannett Company, which is best known for its flagship national newspaper USA Today. Currently, Sightline Media Group is owned by Regent, L.P. Regent is a private equity firm based in Los Angeles/California. Military Times is funded through advertising and subscriptions to the 4 military publications under the Military Times umbrella.

Analysis / Bias

In review, Military Times covers military news and defense policy using minimally loaded language such as this: Navy SEAL scheduled to plead guilty in strangling death of Army Green Beret staff sergeant, and A West Point investigator died during an Army PT test. All information in articles is properly sourced to credible media outlets such as the Associated PressPoliticoReuters, and .gov sites. In general, Military Times serves as a portal for news stories published on Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps Times. Editorially, they are balanced with primarily centrist views that slightly lean left on gender and lean right in their support of military strength. In general, Army Times covers military news with very low bias in reporting.

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Overall, we rate Military Times Least Biased based on balanced news reporting and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 11/6/2016) Updated (8/14/2019)

Source: https://www.militarytimes.com

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