The Augusta Chronicle

Last updated on August 26th, 2021 at 04:25 pm

The Augusta Chronicle - Left-Center Bias - Democrat - Liberal - Progressive - Credible - ReliableFactual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


LEFT-CENTER BIAS

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 appeals 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 Augusta Chronicle Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY

History

Founded in 1785, The Augusta Chronicle is a daily newspaper serving Augusta, Georgia, and the surrounding area.

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Funded by / Ownership

The Augusta Chronicle is owned by Gannett (Gatehouse Media), which publishes USA Today. In August 2019, Gatehouse Media purchased and merged with Gannett becoming the largest newspaper chain in the USA. After the merger, the companies retained the Gannett name. Advertising and paid subscriptions generate revenue.

Analysis / Bias

In review, The Augusta Chronicle covers news, sports, lifestyle, and entertainment for the greater Augusta, Georgia area. Local news is reported with minimal loaded emotional language, such as this Motorcycle crash in Augusta parking lot kills South Carolina man. National and international news comes from other Gannett publications and the Associated Press.

Editorially, The Augusta Chronicle previously endorsed Republican Presidential candidates; however, in 2020, they did not endorse a candidate. A review of op-eds shows that both sides are represented, such as this that favors the left: Critical race theory: Is it really a threat to our country? and this favoring the right Biden administration calls for more oil from OPEC. What happened to energy independence?

. Overall, in viewing dozens of op-eds, we found slightly more favor a more liberal perspective. In general, the news is reported factually and with a left-leaning editorial bias.

Failed Fact Checks

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Overall, we rate The Augusta Chronicle Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (M. Huitsing 8/2/2017) Updated (8/26/2021)

Source: https://www.augustachronicle.com/

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