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 appealing 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 Hartford Courant Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The Hartford Courant is the largest daily newspaper in the U.S. state of Connecticut and is often recognized as the oldest continuously published newspaper in the United States.
Funded by / Ownership
The Hartford Courant is owned by MediaNews Group and published by Digital First Media, which publishes 190 newspapers across the USA. Digital First Media is owned by Alden Global Capital LLC, a New York-Based Hedge Fund described as “Vulture Capitalists” by former Denver Post writers for the cuts made to newsrooms. Advertising and subscription fees generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Hartford Courant covers local news with field journalists and national news through the Associated Press. All articles are sourced from credible information and sourced.
Editorially, the Hartford Courant publishes an appropriate mix of right and left-leaning opinions. In general, they report factually and with credible sources, while op-eds are mostly balanced with differing viewpoints, though more favor the left.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Hartford Courant Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (7/30/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 12/09/2022)
Last Updated on December 9, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check