Dorset Echo

Dorset Echo - Least Biased - Conservative leaning - Credible and ReliableFactual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


LEAST BIASED

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  • Overall, we rate the Dorset Echo least biased based on minimal editorializing of content. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to the use of credible sources and a clean fact-check record.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: United Kingdom
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY

History

Established in 2009, the Dorset Echo is a British tabloid based in Dorset, England. The Dorset Echo is the sister paper to the Daily Echo. The paper mainly focuses on topics such as news and politics, lifestyle and culture, and local events and news related to Dorset.

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Funded by / Ownership

The Dorset Echo is operated by Newsquest Media Group Ltd., owned by the American mass media holding company Gannett, the publisher of USA Today.  Advertising and subscription fees generate revenue.

Analysis / Bias

The Dorset Echo covers local news for Dorset and Weymouth through reporters with minimal bias, such as this Weymouth Town Bridge to close for weld repairs. The paper also publishes tabloid-style sensational news like this “Will EastEnders, Coronation Street and Emmerdale be on after the Queens death?” Regarding sourcing, they rely on first-person accounts and large quotes, which is appropriate for a print publication.

National and international news such as “Ukraine ‘pushes Russia back to border’ after retaking ‘village after village’’ is usually republished through reliable sources such as PA Media (national news agency for the UK and Ireland) and The Sunday Times.

Editorially, they do not produce op-eds, but when reporting on politics, they maintain a neutral stance such as this “Boris Johnson’s pledges as PM and how they impacted Dorset.” Generally, the Dorset Echo is fact-based and presents a minimal bias in reporting.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years

Overall, we rate the Dorset Echo least biased based on minimal editorializing of content. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to the use of credible sources and a clean fact-check record. (M. Huitsing (09/13/2022)

Source: https://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/

Last Updated on September 13, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check

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