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 Chattanooga Times Free Press Least Biased based on factual news reporting and a balanced editorial page. 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 1869, The Chattanooga Times Free Press is a daily broadsheet newspaper published in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and is distributed in the metropolitan Chattanooga region of southeastern Tennessee and northwestern Georgia. The current editor is Alison Gerber.
Funded by / Ownership
The Chattanooga Times Free Press is owned by WEHCO Media, Inc., which owns 14 daily newspapers, 11 weekly newspapers and 13 cable television companies in six states. The Times Free Press is funded through subscription fees and advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Times Free Press reports local news through journalist and with minimal bias such as this Ad campaigns heat up as union vote nears at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant. National and international stories come from the Associated Press.
Editorially, the Times Free Press has endorsed Democratic Presidential candidates since 1980. However, the paper provides two editorial sections, one for the liberal leaning Chattanooga Times and another for the conservative leaning Free Press. Although the paper endorses Democratic Presidential candidates they maintain a balanced editorial direction.
In general, the Times Free Press reports news factually and with minimal editorial bias.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate the Chattanooga Times Free Press Least Biased based on factual news reporting and a balanced editorial page. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 6/1/2019) Updated (12/24/2019)