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 Southwest Times Record Least Biased based on story selection and High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1884, The Southwest Times Record is a daily newspaper in Fort Smith, Arkansas and covers 10 counties in western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma. The current editor is Mardi Taylor.
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. Like most print and web papers, they are funded through subscriptions and advertising.
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.
National and international news is covered through the Associated Press and other national newspapers. Editorially, Op-Eds lean both left and right and in-between.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
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)