Belleville News-Democrat

Belleville News-Democrat - Least Biased - CredibleFactual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


LEAST BIASED

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  • Overall, we rate the Belleville News-Democrat Least Biased with a slight leftward lean editorially. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY

History

Founded in 1858, The Belleville News-Democrat is a daily broadsheet newspaper in Belleville, Illinois, focusing on the local news to southwestern Illinois.

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Funded by / Ownership

The Belleville News-Democrat I owned by Chatham Asset Management, a New Jersey-based hedge fund that holds a significant equity stake in Postmedia, and majority ownership of American Media Inc., which owns the National EnquirerDavid Pecker, who owns American Media, Inc., joined the Postmedia board and then resigned from the board of Postmedia in 2018 due to his involvement of hush payments on behalf of his “friends,” including President Trump and Harvey Weinstein. Advertising and subscriptions generate revenue.

Analysis / Bias

In review, the Belleville News Democrat covers local news through journalists with minimal bias such as this: Man robbed at gunpoint by a coworker, two men she brought to motel room, police say. National News is derived from the Associated Press and political news from wire services and McClatchyDC. All information is properly sourced to credible media outlets.

Editorially, the Belleville News-Democrat has endorsed Democratic presidential candidates such as Barack Obama in 2008. Their Op-Ed page also tends to slightly favor left-leaning positions. The Belleville News-Democrat generally reports news accurately and with low bias; however, editorially, there is a slight lean left.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years

Overall, we rate the Belleville News-Democrat Least Biased with a slight leftward lean editorially. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 2/19/2019) Updated (03/25/2022)

Source: https://www.bnd.com/

Last Updated on March 25, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check

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