The Tennessean

Last updated on September 11th, 2021 at 09:43 am

The Tennessean - Least Biased - Credible - Reliable - Low BiasFactual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


LEAST BIASED

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  • Overall, we rate the Tennessean Least Biased based on low-biased news reporting and reasonably balanced editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY

History

The Tennessean is the principal daily newspaper in Nashville, Tennessee. Its circulation area covers 39 counties in Middle Tennessee and eight counties in southern Kentucky. The Tennessean has a long history that dates back to 1812, and they are currently a part of the USA Today Network.

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Funded by / Ownership

The Tennessean is owned by Gannett, which publishes USA Today. In August 2019, Gatehouse Media purchased and merged with Gannett becoming the largest newspaper chain in the USA. After the merger, the companies retained the Gannett name. The newspaper is funded through advertising and paid subscriptions.

Analysis / Bias

In review, the Tennessean covers local news through journalists with minimal bias in reporting such as this, Nashville to move on to phase two of reopening on Monday. National and international news comes from other Gatehouse/Gannett publications and the Associated Press. In general, news reporting is low-biased and factual.

Editorially, The Tennessean has a long history of endorsing Democratic Presidential Candidates, however, in 2012, they endorsed Republican Mitt Romney, and in 2016 they did not endorse either candidate.  A thorough review of editorials and opinion pieces reveals a mostly balanced left-right selection with a few more opinion pieces favoring the right, but not enough to state this paper is anything other than least biased.

Failed Fact Checks

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Overall, we rate the Tennessean Least Biased based on low-biased news reporting and reasonably balanced editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (7/29/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 5/21/2020)

Source: https://www.tennessean.com/

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