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 Quad City Times Least Biased due to a mostly balanced editorial page and High for factual reporting based on proper sourcing.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1848, The Quad City Times is a print newspaper serving the Quad City area of Iowa.
Funded by / Ownership
The paper is owned by Lee Enterprises, which, according to Open Secrets has donated 88% of it money to Republican politicians since 1990. The paper is funded through an advertising and subscription model.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Quad City Times covers local news with journalists and reporters throughout the Quad City region. For national news, they use the Associated Press. All news is reported with minimal loaded words and bias. The Quad City Times always sources its information properly. Editorially, there is a balance between right and left-leaning opinions with just a slight edge to the left.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Quad City Times Least Biased due to a mostly balanced editorial page and High for factual reporting based on proper sourcing. (D. Van Zandt 4/10/2018) Updated (9/01/2023)
Last Updated on September 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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