These media sources are slight to moderately conservative in bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appeals to emotion or stereotypes) to favor conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate the Times-News Right-Center biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1883, The Times-News is a daily newspaper except Sunday published in Lehighton, Pennsylvania. The paper covers news, sports, business, opinion, and crime. The associated website is tnonline.com.
Funded by / Ownership
Pencor Services, Inc owns and publishes The Times-News through the Times-News Media Group, which consists of 8 small newspapers in Pennsylvania. Advertising and subscription fees generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
The Times-News publishes news for the Lehighton, Pennsylvania, and surrounding area. Local news uses minimally loaded wording and is sourced from credible sources such as this Panther Valley mourns HS math teacher. National and international news comes straight from the least biased Associated Press.
Editorials tend to favor the right slightly but allow left voices as well. For example, in this right-leaning opinion piece, they criticize cancel culture. In contrast, they criticize the “Big Lie” that former President Trump lost the election due to election fraud. In general, more op-eds favor the right.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Times-News Right-Center biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 2/2/2018) Updated (01/05/2022)
Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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