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.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
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. The current editor is Daniel P. Finnegan.
Funded by / Ownership
The Greensboro News & Record is owned by (BH Media Group) Berkshire Hathaway which is run by billionaire Warren Buffett. BH Media group owns more than 30 daily newspapers. Revenue is derived through advertising and subscription fees.
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.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
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 12/06/2019)