Navy Times – Bias and Credibility

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Navy Times - Least Biased - Credible - ReliableFactual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


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 Navy Times Least Biased based on balanced news reporting and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information.

Detailed Report

Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic


Founded in 1951, Navy 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 Editor of Navy Times is Carl Prine.

The Navy 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, and 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 Navy Times is owned by Sightline Media Group, formerly owned by Gannett Company, 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. Army Times is funded through advertising and subscription fees.

Analysis / Bias

In review, Navy Times covers military news and defense policy with the use of minimally loaded language such as this: Austal launches future expeditionary fast transport and Midshipman dies after being found unresponsive at Naval Academy All information in articles is properly sourced to credible media outlets such as the Associated PressPoliticoReutersMilitary Times and .gov sites. Editorially, they are balanced with primarily centrist views that slightly lean left on the issues of gender and lean right in their support of military strength. In general, Navy Times covers military news with very low bias in reporting.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years

Overall, we rate Navy Times Least Biased based on balanced news reporting and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information. (D. Van Zandt 2/22/2020) Updated (08/08/2022)


Last Updated on June 27, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check

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