These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1970, Phoenix New Times is a free tabloid format, weekly newspaper published in Phoenix, Arizona. Phoenix New Times delivers news from politics and business to music and the arts and also provides reviews of local restaurants, art exhibits and sponsors live events. Phoenix New Times also has a long-running feud with Ex-Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Funded by / Ownership
The paper is owned by New Times Media Group (now Village Voice Media) and is funded through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Phoenix New Times reports news with minimal bias using credible media sources such as Indianapolis Star, LA Times, and Guttmacher Institute. However, they do use left leaning loaded language both in their headlines and articles when discussing social issues, such as “Birth-Control Advocates: Trump’s Policy Restricts Women, Not Religion” and “Healing the Wounds of Transgender Wars at the VA Hospital in Tucson.
A factual search reveals that the Phoenix New Times has never failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate Phoenix New Times Left-Center biased for story selection and word choices and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information. (M. Huitsing 10/11/2017) Updated (10/25/2018)