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- Overall, we rate the Fayetteville Observer Least Biased based on slightly conservative editorials and liberal-leaning opinion pieces that strike a reasonable balance. 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 45/180
Founded in 1816, the Fayetteville Observer is a daily newspaper published in Fayetteville, North Carolina. It is also the oldest newspaper in North Carolina. The current news editor is Lorry Williams and the opinion editor Myron B. Pitts.
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Funded by / Ownership
The Fayetteville Observer 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 Fayetteville Observer covers local news through journalists with minimal bias in reporting such as this, Cooper delays decision on N.C. school reopening plans. National and international news comes from other Gannett publications and the Associated Press. In general, news reporting is low biased and factual.
Editorially, the Fayetteville Observer publishes a mix of left and right opinions with slightly more favoring the left.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate the Fayetteville Observer Least Biased based on slightly conservative editorials and liberal-leaning opinion pieces that strike a reasonable balance. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 7/2/2020)
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