Last updated on November 5th, 2020 at 11:33 am
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 using appeal 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 News-Times Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that favor Democratic policies and High for factual reporting due to the use of credible sources.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1883, as the Danbury Evening News, The News-Times is a daily newspaper based in Danbury, Connecticut, USA. The founder is James Montgomery Bailey. The paper covers greater Danbury and the surrounding communities. Paul Barbetta has been named group publisher and president of the Hearst Connecticut Media Group. Barbara Roessner is the Managing Editor of Hearst Connecticut Newspapers.
Funded by / Ownership
Hearst Corporation is the owner of The News-Times since 2007. Hearst is an American mass media and business information conglomerate based in New York City. Hearst Newspapers publishes 15 dailies and 36 weeklies, including the Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News and the Albany Times Union. It also operates digital marketing services and directories businesses under the LocalEdge brand. The newspaper is funded through a subscription and advertising model.
Analysis / Bias
The News-Times covers a wide variety of topics including news with a strong focus on local news, sports, entertainment, business, politics and more. Editorially, The News-Times endorsed Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Presidential elections and Barack Obama in 2012. In general, more editorials and opinion pieces slightly favor the left. The News-Times has a code of ethics that can be viewed here.
The News-Times republishes stories from least biased sources such as the Associated Press, and utilizes credible right-center biased sources such as the Wall Street Journal. Story selection often leans slightly left and headlines utilize minimally emotionally loaded language such as “Connecticut environment groups file federal lawsuit against state” and “Study: Connecticut loses in tariff war.”
A factual search reveals the Danbury News-Times has never failed a fact check. In fact, the News-Times occasionally performs fact checks that are neutral and balanced such as this: “Fact check: U.S. Senate candidate’s claims on ICE.”
Overall, we rate The News-Times Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that favor Democratic policies and High for factual reporting due to the use of credible sources. (M. Huitsing 7/6/2018)