These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal 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 liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate Buffalo News Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Founded in 1880, The Buffalo News is the daily newspaper of the Buffalo–Niagara Falls metropolitan area. The current editor is Mike Connelly.
Funded by / Ownership
Buffalo News is owned by (BH Media Group) Berkshire Hathaway which is run by billionaire Warren Buffett. BH Media group owns more than 30 daily newspapers. Revenue is derived through advertising and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Buffalo News reports local news of the Niagara Falls – Buffalo metro area through staff reporters with minimal bias in wording such as this Tonawanda man charged in Texas de Brazil Galleria shooting, prosecutors say. The newspaper and website does not really cover national and international news, but rather focuses on New York State.
Editorially, Buffalo News covers both sides with little difference in coverage. However, they have endorsed Democratic candidates in the past such as President Obama in 2012 and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in 2016. In general, Buffalo News reports news factually and with a left leaning editorial bias.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate Buffalo News Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 7/30/2016) Updated (3/6/2020)