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.
- Overall, we rate The Asbury Park Press, Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
The Asbury Park Press or APP is a daily newspaper founded in 1879. It was founded by Dr. Hugh S. Kinmonth. In 1895, his nephew J. Lyle Kinmouth purchased the paper. In 1997 Gannett acquired The Asbury Park Press as part of the acquisition of New Jersey Press, Inc. The Asbury Park Press is headquartered in New Jersey and is a part of the USA Today Network.
Thomas M. Donovan serves as President and Publisher and Paul D’Ambrosio is the executive editor.
Funded by / Ownership
The Asbury Park Press is part of the USA Today Network and is owned by the Gannett Company, headquartered in McLean, Virginia. The APP is funded through a subscription and advertising model.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Asbury Park Press publishes stories with emotionally loaded headlines such as “Lakewood: AG slams ‘culture of fear,’ limits police cooperation with ICE” and “Advice for ex-governor Christie: ‘Sit down and shut up’: Letter”, the body of this opinion piece has a strong anti-Trump tone “Christie’s buddy, Donald Trump, says go to hell, New Jersey.” Further, they have an editorial history of supporting both Republican and Democratic presidential candidates, however in the last 3 elections, they have endorsed the Democratic candidate.
National and international news is republished through the Associated Press and USA Today. The APP also properly sources their information to credible outlets such as the Associated Press, Slate, New York Times, Politifact, The Hill, USA Today and ABC News.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate The Asbury Park Press, Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (M. Huitsing 4/18/2019)
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