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 Westword on the far end of Left-Center biased based on political positions that favor the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1977, Denver Westword is a free weekly alternative newspaper that covers local events, entertainment, and culture. Westword publishes daily online coverage of local news, restaurants, music, and arts, as well as long-form narrative journalism.
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Funded by / Ownership
Westword is owned by Voice Media Group, which is an American privately held media company headquartered in Denver, Colorado. VMG owns several newspaper publications across the country. Westword is funded through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Denver Westword covers entertainment, the marijuana industry, and Denver/Colorado news. News reporting features minimally loaded language such as this: There’s Just One Medical Doctor at Immigration Detention Facility in Aurora. They also publish long-form journalism such as this: Coloradans Battle Frackers for Control of Their Back Yards. All information in articles is properly sourced.
Editorially, Westword favors left-leaning policies such as marijuana legalization, pro-environment policy, and social equality. However, they present information in a mostly balanced way and with only moderate use of loaded language.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Westword on the far end of Left-Center biased based on political positions that favor the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 3/9/2019) Update (08/28/2022)
Last Updated on May 22, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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