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- Overall, we rate the Hanford Sentinel Least Biased based on low biased news reporting and mostly balanced editorial positions. 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 48/180
The Hanford Sentinel is a daily newspaper and website serving Kings County, California. The website does not offer an about page nor clearly list an editor.
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Funded by / Ownership
The Hanford Sentinel is owned by Lee Enterprises, which according to Open Secrets has donated 88% of it money to Republican politicians since 1990. The paper is funded through advertising and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Hanford Sentinel covers local news through staff journalists and with minimal bias in wording such as this: Text to 911 now available in Kings County. National news is derived from the Associated Press. In general, news reporting is low biased and factually sourced.
Editorially, The Hanford Sentinel tends to lean slightly left with stories advocating for Marijuana legalization and healthcare. However, they also provide a balance of right leaning editorials such as this: Time to stop a terrible tradition.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate the Hanford Sentinel Least Biased based on low biased news reporting and mostly balanced editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 7/24/2019)
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