These media sources are slightly to moderately conservative in 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 conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate the Grand Rapids Press Right-Center biased based on editorial positions and 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 1891, The Grand Rapids Press is a daily newspaper published in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The current editor is Paul Keep.
Funded by / Ownership
The Grand Rapids Press is owned by Booth Newspapers, which owns eight newspapers in the state of Michigan. The newspaper is funded through a subscription and advertising model.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Grand Rapids Press reports news through the use of journalists. There is minimal use of loaded language such as this: Elon Musk sued by SEC for misleading Tesla investors with August tweet and all information is sourced properly. Editorially, the Grand Rapids Press publishes slightly more right leaning opinions. Although they endorsed Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Presidential election, they have historically favored Republican candidates.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check by an IFCN fact checker.
Overall, we rate the Grand Rapids Press Right-Center biased based on editorial positions and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (7/29/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 9/29/2018)