The Express-Times (Lehigh Valley)

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The Express-Times - Left Center BiasLEFT-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 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 Express-Times Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and minimal use of loaded language in straight news reporting.

Detailed Report

Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180

History

Founded in 1855 as the Easton Daily Express, The Express-Times is a daily broadsheet newspaper serving Easton, Pennsylvania and the greater Lehigh Valley Region. The current editor is Jim Deegan.

Funded by / Ownership

The Express-Times is owned by Advance Publications, which is in turn owned by the Newhouse Family. According to Open Secrets, Advance Publications has donated over 1 million dollars to political campaigns, with 91% going to Democrats. The Newspaper is funded through advertising and subscriptions.

Analysis / Bias

In review, The Express-Times covers local news through the use of journalists with minimal loaded words and bias, such as this: Route 22 East crash briefly closes both lanes in Easton. All original reporting, names the author and provides sources such as interviews, quotes or links. National news comes from the Associated Press, Tribune News Service and the Washington Post. Editorially, the paper covers a mix of left and right leaning views, with perhaps a slight advantage to the left. They have also endorsed Democratic Candidates such Barack Obama in 2008.

A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.

Overall, we rate The Express-Times Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and minimal use of loaded language in straight news reporting. (D. Van Zandt 2/2/2019)

Source: https://www.lehighvalleylive.com