Last updated on May 21st, 2020 at 08:00 pm
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 Times-Picayune Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left. 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 1837, The Times-Picayune is an American newspaper published in New Orleans, Louisiana. The current editor is Peter Kovacs.
Funded by / Ownership
The Times-Picayune is owned by Georges Media Group, which owns businesses in the New Orleans area and other media publications. Revenue is derived through advertising and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Times-Picayune covers local news with minimal bias such as this: Behind on utility bills? City Council directs Entergy to cover them for New Orleans residents. This website also hosts the New Orleans Advocate. National and international are derived from the Associated Press.
Editorially, The Times-Picayune historically endorsed Republican Presidential candidates. However, since 2008 they have either endorsed Democratic candidates or abstained from endorsing. A thorough review of the opinion pages reveals more favor the left such as this Our Views: Medicaid expansion is helping Louisiana weather the coronavirus crisis, in more ways than one. In general, the news is reported factually with a slight left-leaning bias.
Failed Fact Checks
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Overall, we rate the Times-Picayune Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (7/30/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 5/21/2020)