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 Columbus Dispatch Right-Center Biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the right. 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 1871, the Columbus Dispatch is a daily newspaper from Columbus, Ohio. The current editor and publisher is Alan D. Miller.
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.
Editorially, the Columbus Dispatch has always supported Republican candidates. However, in 2016 they broke this tradition and endorsed Democratic Candidate Hillary Clinton. Today, the Op-Ed pages tend to favor the right by only a slight margin. In general, the Columbus Dispatch reports news factually and with a slight right leaning bias.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate the Columbus Dispatch Right-Center Biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the right. 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 (3/11/2020)