Columbus Dispatch

Last updated on February 11th, 2021 at 02:51 pm

Columbus Dispatch is left center biased, liberal and trustworthy with high credibility and reliabilityFactual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


LEFT-CENTER BIAS

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 the Columbus Dispatch Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.

Detailed Report

Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180

History

Founded in 1871, the Columbus Dispatch is a daily newspaper from Columbus, Ohio. The current editor and general manager is Alan D. Miller.

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Funded by / Ownership

The Columbus Dispatch is owned by Gannett (Gatehouse Media), which publishes USA Today. In August 2019, Gatehouse Media purchased and merged with Gannett becoming the largest newspaper chain in the USA. After the merger, the companies retained the Gannett name. The newspaper is funded through advertising and paid subscriptions.

Analysis / Bias

In review, the Columbus Dispatch reports local news through reporters with minimal bias such as this Coronavirus: What the move to online classes means for students, faculty, schools. National and international news is mostly derived from the Associated Press and USA Today

Editorially, the Columbus Dispatch has always supported Republican candidates. However, in 2016 they broke this tradition and endorsed Democratic Candidate Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden in 2020 Editorial: Biden can reunite, restart America. Today, the Op-Ed pages tend to slightly favor the left by only a slight margin. Although reasonably balanced some editorials strongly favor the left such as this Editorial: On COVID and climate, denialism is deadly. In general, the Columbus Dispatch reports news factually and with reasonable balance.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None to date

Overall, we rate the Columbus Dispatch Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 7/29/2016) Updated (2/11/2021)

Source: https://www.dispatch.com/

Left vs. Right Bias: How we rate the bias of media sources

NFN-Low Biased Factual News

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