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 Traverse City Record-Eagle 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.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
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. The current editor is Nate Payne.
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 tends to favor Democratic candidates, such as Hillary Clinton in 2016.
A factual search reveals that the Traverse City Record-Eagle has not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate the Traverse City Record-Eagle 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)