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- Overall, we rate the Traverse City Record-Eagle as Least Biased based on balanced news coverage and just a slight left-leaning editorial bias. Further, all information is properly sourced and, therefore, High for factual reporting.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1858, The Traverse City Record-Eagle is a daily morning newspaper based in Traverse City, Michigan. It calls itself “Northern Michigan’s Newspaper” and is the newspaper of record for Grand Traverse County.
Funded by / Ownership
The Traverse City Record-Eagle is owned by Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc., which is an American publisher of newspapers and advertising-related publications throughout the United States. The newspaper is funded through a subscription and advertising model.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Traverse City Record-Eagle covers local news through local journalists and national/international news via the Associated Press. There is minimal use of loaded language, and all information is sourced properly.
Editorially, the Record-Eagle favors Democratic candidates, such as Hillary Clinton in 2016, while op-eds are reasonable balanced with slightly more favoring the left.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Traverse City Record-Eagle as Least Biased based on balanced news coverage and just a slight left-leaning editorial bias. Further, all information is properly sourced and, therefore, High for factual reporting. (D. Van Zandt 11/22/2018) Updated (12/25/2022)
Last Updated on December 25, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check