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 appealing 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 the Fort Myers News-Press Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that tend to lean left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1884, The News-Press is a daily broadsheet newspaper located in Fort Myers, Florida, serving primarily Lee County, as well as parts of Hendry, Collier, and Charlotte Counties.
Funded by / Ownership
Gannett, the publisher of USA Today, owns The Fort Myers News-Press. 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. Advertising and paid subscriptions generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Fort Myers News-Press covers local news through journalists with minimal bias, such as this: Lee, Charlotte counties lead Florida in recycling rates. National and international news is covered via the Associated Press and USA Today Network.
Editorially, the paper used to endorse Democratic candidates but no longer offers endorsements. Further, the editorials tend to favor left-leaning positions such as this: Trump stoked racial division in 2016 and again now: Your say in News-Press Thursday, July 25, 2019. Generally, news reporting is balanced and sourced properly, while editorials tend to favor the left moderately.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Fort Myers News-Press Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that tend to lean left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 8/2/2019) Updated (10/28/2022)
Last Updated on October 28, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check