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.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
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 longform 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 longform 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.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
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)
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