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 Greensboro News & Record Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the 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 Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1890, The News & Record is the largest newspaper serving Guilford County, North Carolina, and the surrounding region. It is based in Greensboro, North Carolina and produces local sections for Greensboro and Rockingham County, North Carolina. As of September 30, 2011, it had an average weekday circulation of about 54,789 and an average Sunday circulation of about 81,600. The News & Record is also the third largest paper in North Carolina after the News & Observer and Charlotte Observer.
Funded by / Ownership
Lee Enterprises owns and publishes the Greensboro News and Record. According to Open Secrets, Lee Enterprises donated 88% of its money to Republican politicians from 1990 until 2016. However, during the 2020 election cycle, they donated 70% to Democratic candidates and causes. Advertising and subscription fees generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Greensboro News & Record covers local news through journalists with minimal bias, such as this: Man wanted in Nov. 11 robbery, vehicle chase in High Point arrested in Wilmington, police say. National and international news is derived from the Washington Post, Associated Press, and other wire services.
Editorially, the News & Record has endorsed Democratic presidential candidates since 1984, including Hillary Clinton in 2016. Editorial columns and op-eds also tend to slightly favor the left, though both voices are represented. In general, they report news factually with a slightly left-leaning bias editorially.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Greensboro News & Record Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (5/16/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 12/02/2022)
Last Updated on May 24, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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