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 Marietta Times Least Biased based on balanced story selection and editorial positions. 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 1864, The Marietta Times is a daily newspaper serving Marietta and Washington County in Ohio. The website covers local news, sports, crime, and community information. The current editor is James T. Spanner.
Funded by / Ownership
The Marietta Times is owned by Ogden Newspapers Inc., which publishes numerous small-market newspapers around the eastern half of the USA. Ogden has historically donated to Republican candidates. According to Open Secrets, since 1992 they have donated 93% to Republicans. Robert Nutting is the current CEO. The paper is funded through both advertising and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Marietta Times publishes news for the Marietta and Washington Country region of Ohio. Local news is covered through reporting with minimal bias in wording such as this Over 200 homes to gain access to better internet speeds. National and international is republished through the Associated Press.
A review of editorials demonstrates a reasonable balance without extremes such as this Corrupt officials should be exposed. In general, the news is reporting factually and with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate The Marietta Times Least Biased based on balanced story selection and editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 12/11/2020)