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 Macon Telegraph Least Biased based on neutral wording in news reporting and a reasonably balanced editorial page. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1826, The Macon Telegraph is the primary print newspaper in Middle Georgia. The Telegraph is the third-largest newspaper in the state of Georgia (after the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Augusta Chronicle). The current editor is Tim Regan-Porter.
Funded by / Ownership
The Macon Telegraph is owned by The McClatchy Company, which owns numerous papers across the United States, including the Fresno Bee and the Kansas City Star. Revenue is derived from advertising and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Macon Telegraph covers local news via staff journalist with minimal bias such as this: Man arrested after shooting at Dublin YKK plant leaves victim hospitalized. National and world news comes from McClatchy publications as well as the Associated Press. Editorially, they provide a reasonable balance of opinions with both the right-center and left-center represented. In general, news reporting is always factual and editorials not extreme in either direction.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate The Macon Telegraph Least Biased based on neutral wording in news reporting and a reasonably balanced editorial page. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 7/25/2019)