The Fort Dodge Messenger is a Fort Dodge, Iowa-based, daily newspaper. The website for the newspaper is messengernews.net covering local and national news, sports, crime, and business news.
Funded by / Ownership
The Newspaper is owned by Ogden Newspapers Inc., which publishes numerous small-market newspapers around the USA. Ogden has historically donated to Republican candidates. According to Open Secrets, since 1992, they have donated 93% to Republicans. Robert Nutting is the current CEO. Advertising and subscription fees generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Fort Dodge Messenger produces original reporting for Fort Dodge, Iowa, and the surrounding area. Headlines and articles contain minimal emotional language: High schoolers stage walk-out in support of abortion rights. National and international news is republished from the Associated Press.
Editorially, a review of editorial commentary shows a reasonable balance between right and left without delving into extremes; however, slightly more op-eds favor the right. The news is generally reported factually with a slight conservative bias editorially but balanced enough to be considered least biased as each side has fair representation.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Fort Dodge Messenger Least Biased based on reasonably balanced editorial positions that slightly favor the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 05/16/2022)
Last Updated on May 24, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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