Army Times Bias and Reliability Overview

Army Times is an independent news organization focused on providing information for U.S. Army soldiers and their families. Topics include benefits and pay, health care, education and training. Founded in 1940, Army Times is part of Sightline Media Group, based in Virginia, and is owned by Regent. In addition to a bimonthly newspaper and website, Army Times publishes newsletters, videos and podcasts. The website records approximately 1.5 million visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates Army Times in the middle category of bias and as most reliable in terms of reliability.

Overall Score

A team of analysts at Ad Fontes Media regularly reviews articles and news programs to rate them in terms of bias and reliability. A weighted average of these ratings results in the overall score for the media source.

The bias rating, demonstrated on the Media Bias Chart®️ on the horizontal axis, ranges from most extreme left to neutral to most extreme right. The reliability rating, demonstrated on the chart’s vertical axis, rates sources on a scale from original fact reporting to analysis, opinion, propaganda and inaccurate/fabricated information.

The following are Army Times’ overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 47.80

Bias: 0.31

Reliability scores for articles and shows are on a scale of 0-64. Scores above 24 are generally acceptable; scores above 32 are generally good.

Bias scores for articles and shows are on a scale of -42 to + 42, with higher negative scores being more left, higher positive scores being more right, and scores closer to zero being the most neutral and/or balanced.

Individual Article Scores

The following articles were reviewed by Ad Fontes Media analysts on the basis of reliability and bias. Each article was reviewed by at least three analysts: one conservative, one liberal and one moderate.

The team considers a variety of factors when rating a news article. To determine its reliability score, we consider the article’s veracity, expression, and its headline and graphics. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall reliability score.

To determine an article’s bias score, we consider its language, its political position and how it compares to other stories from other sources on the same topic. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall bias score.

Article URLBiasReliability
Jury selected in trial of Marine Raider charged in Green Beret’s death045.67
Marine Raider ‘betrayed’ Green Beret, lied with SEALs to cover up his hazing death, prosecutors say045.67
Chief still concerned about the demands on soldiers3.6744.67
2020 saw the Guard used the most since World War II. Is a retention crisis looming?1.6745.67
Massachusetts soldier who died in Egypt helicopter crash remembered for helping others049
Ex-Green Beret charged with Russian espionage to enter plea048.67
MPs handcuff, detain National Guard chaplain in Kuwait ... for wearing headphones043.33
First basic training class nationwide graduates in new Army Green Service Uniform050
Former Army Green Beret pleads guilty to divulging military secrets to Russia049
5 lesser-known details about ‘Black Hawk Down’049.33
These military kids found an ingenious way to talk to their deployed dad049.67
Sexual assault and harassment prevention program ‘hasn’t achieved its mandate,’ says Army secretary049.33
SFAB fends off an invasion in exercise ahead of Indo-Pacific missions046
This Army specialist came up with simple fix for moving heavy stuff048
New Army research breakthrough could lead to more powerful lasers048.33
Former Texas Army Guard soldier sentenced for stealing military gear, selling it on eBay046.67
Army reservist dies of COVID-19 complications in Florida053.67