These media sources are slightly to moderately conservative in bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal 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 Boston Herald Right-Center biased based on editorial positions that Moderately favor the right and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and reasonable fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
The Boston Herald is a tabloid American daily newspaper whose primary market is Boston, Massachusetts, and its surrounding area. It was founded in 1846 and is one of the oldest daily newspapers in the United States. It has been awarded eight Pulitzer Prizes in its history.
Funded by / Ownership
In December 2017, the Boston Herald filed for bankruptcy. On February 14, 2018, Digital First Media successfully bid $11.9 million to purchase the company in a bankruptcy auction; the acquisition was completed on March 19, 2018. The newspaper is funded through a subscription and advertising model.
Analysis / Bias
The Boston Herald is a tabloid newspaper that reports local news through the use of journalists. National news is syndicated via the Associated Press. The Boston Herald uses minimal loaded words in their news reporting and properly sources their information. Editorially, they present both sides, however, there are more right-leaning opinions expressed. During the 2016 Presidential Election, the Boston Herald did not endorse a candidate, however, they have a long history of endorsing Republican candidates. On 10/27/2020, the Boston Herald endorsed Donald Trump for President in the 2020 Presidential election. In general, news reporting is factual and with a moderate conservative editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate the Boston Herald Right-Center biased based on editorial positions that Moderately favor the right and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and reasonable fact check record. (1/2/2017) Updated (D. Van Zandt 10/27/2020)