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 the Fort Myers News-Press Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that tend to lean left. We also rate then 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 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. The current editor is Cindy McCurry-Ross.
Funded by / Ownership
The News-Press of Fort Myers was purchased by Gannett Company in 1971. Although Gannett still owns the News-Press, it is likely Gatehouse Media will purchase Gannett during this year. The newspaper is funded through adverting and subscription fees.
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 tends to endorse Democratic candidates. Further, the editorials tends 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. In general, news reporting is balanced and sourced properly, while editorials tend to moderately favor the left.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate the Fort Myers News-Press Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that tend to lean left. We also rate then High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 8/2/2019)