These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appeals 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 Southwest Times Record Least Biased based on story selection and High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1884, The Southwest Times Record is a daily newspaper in Fort Smith, Arkansas, covering 10 counties in western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma. The current editor is Mardi Taylor.
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Funded by / Ownership
The Southwest Times Record is owned by the New Media Investment Group, which has been bought by Gatehouse Media that owns 100’s of small and mid-market papers across the USA. Advertising and subscription fees generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, local news is covered through journalists and with minimal bias such as this: Fort Smith planning, finance directors resign from positions. Most stories are factual and evidence-based, while editorial positions are left and right or, as we call them, neutral.
The Associated Press and other national newspapers cover national and international news. Editorially, Op-Eds lean both left and right and in-between.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Southwest Times Record Least Biased based on story selection and High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 6/19/2019) Updated 12/21/2021)
Last Updated on December 20, 2021 by Media Bias Fact Check
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