Columbia Basin Herald – Bias and Credibility

Columbia Basin Herald - Least Biased - Conservative leaning - Credible and ReliableFactual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


LEAST BIASED

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  • Overall, we rate the Columbia Basin Herald Least Biased based on reasonably balanced editorial positions that slightly favor the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic

MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY

History

The Columbia Basin Herald is a newspaper published in Moses Lake, Washington, United States. The paper covers news, sports, entertainment, lifestyle, and opinion for the Columbia Basin and the surrounding area. columbiabasinherald.com serves as the domain for the online version of the newspaper.

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Funded by / Ownership

The Hagadone Corporation owns and publishes the Columbia Basin Herald. The Hagadone Corporation, based in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, publishes 16 newspapers in Idaho, Montana, and Washington State. According to Open Secrets, they have donated to Republicans in the past (2012). However, during the 2020 election cycle, they did not donate to either party. Advertising and subscription fees generate revenue.

Analysis / Bias

In review, the Columbia Basin Herald reports on news, sports, weather, crime, and entertainment for the greater Columbia Basin region. Reporters demonstrate minimal bias when reporting local news, such as this Public invited to comment on EPA herbicide policyFurther, the website publishes national and international news from the Associated Press. Finally, all information is sourced via first-person accounts or through credible media.

Editorially, the Columbia Basin Herald reasonably represents both sides. A review of editorial articles demonstrates a reasonably low bias; however, slightly more op-eds favor the right. While more op-eds favor the right, liberal perspectives have fair representation; therefore, they earn a least biased rating on the right side of the scale. In general, the news is reported factually and with minimal bias.



Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years

Overall, we rate the Columbia Basis Herald Least Biased based on reasonably balanced editorial positions that slightly favor the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 10/22/2023)

Source: https://columbiabasinherald.com/

Last Updated on October 22, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check


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