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 Town Talk Least Biased based on low biased straightforward news reporting and a reasonably balanced editorial page. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to the use of proper sources and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1883, The Town Talk is the major broadsheet newspaper of Central Louisiana that is a part of the USA Today Network. The current editor-in-chief is Paul V. Carty.
Funded by / Ownership
The Town Talk is owned by Gannett, which publishes their flagship paper USA Today. In 2019, Gannett was purchased and merged with Gatehouse media, retaining the Gannett name. The paper and website generate revenue through subscriptions (paywall) and advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Town Talk covers local news through staff journalists with minimal bias, such as this: Hearing set for motion to suppress evidence in Alexandria homicide. National news is derived through USA Today, Associated Press, and the Washington Post. Editorially, Town Talk no longer offers political endorsements. Further, a review of their opinion page shows a diverse set of opinions that favor both the left and right. In general, news reporting is low biased and factual, while op-eds are reasonably balanced.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate The Town Talk Least Biased based on low biased straightforward news reporting and a reasonably balanced editorial page. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to the use of proper sources and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 9/2/2019)