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 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.
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 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.
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. Advertising and subscription fees generate revenue.
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, they demonstrate low bias and produce fact-based news.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
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) Updated (04/11/2022)
Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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