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.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1909, The Las Vegas Review-Journal is a major daily newspaper published in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is the largest circulating daily newspaper in Nevada, and one of two daily newspapers in the Las Vegas area. In 2015, the newspaper was secretly bought by Sheldon Adelson through a company called News + Media Capital Group LLC. Sheldon Adelson is a billionaire known for donating large sums of money to Republicans, including Donald Trump. After Adelson purchased the paper there were editorial changes that led to many reporters and editors leaving the newspaper citing “curtailed editorial freedom, murky business dealings and unethical managers.” Longtime columnist John L. Smith resigned after he was told he could no longer write anything about Adelson, a frequent focus of his reporting. Within six months, all three of the reporters who broke the story of Adelson’s ownership had left the paper.
Funded by / Ownership
The Las Vegas Review-Journal is owned by Sheldon Adelson through News + Media Capital Group LLC. The newspaper is funded through subscriptions and advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports local news through the use of journalists and uses minimally loaded words in headlines and articles. National/International news is delivered via the Associated Press. All news stories are properly sourced and credited to credible information. Editorially, there is a right leaning bias that reflects the conservative positions of ownership. For example, the Las Vegas Review-Journal was one of the first newspapers in the country to endorse Donald Trump for President. A review of their opinion page shows more articles favoring the right. When it comes to story selection there is right leaning bias and as mentioned above the paper censors negative news stories regarding Sheldon Adelson.
A factual search reveals the Las Vegas Review-Journal has not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate the Las Vegas Review-Journal Right-Center biased based on editorial positions and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information. (7/14/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 11/9/2018)