These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using an 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.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
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).
Funded by / Ownership
The Macon Telegraph is operated by The McClatchy Company, and is owned by Chatham Assets Management 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 journalists 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 and 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.
Failed Fact Checks
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 01/30/2023)
Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
Do you appreciate our work? Please consider one of the following ways to sustain us.