The Lawrence Journal-World is a Lawrence, Kansas-based newspaper. The website for the newspaper is ljworld.com.com covering local and national news, sports, crime, and business news.
Funded by / Ownership
The Newspaper is owned by Ogden Newspapers Inc., which publishes numerous small-market newspapers around the USA. Ogden has historically donated to Republican candidates. According to Open Secrets, since 1992, they have donated 93% to Republicans. Robert Nutting is the current CEO. Advertising and subscription fees generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Lawrence Journal-World produces original reporting for Lawrence, Kansas, and the surrounding area. Headlines and articles contain minimal emotional language: Pilot arrested after landing plane on interstate near Kansas City. National and international news is republished from the Associated Press.
Editorially, a review of editorial commentary shows a reasonable balance between right and left without delving into extremes; however, slightly more op-eds favor the right. The news is generally reported factually with a slight conservative bias editorially but balanced enough to be considered least biased as each side has fair representation.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Lawrence Journal-World Least Biased based on reasonably balanced editorial positions that slightly favor the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 07/16/2022)
Last Updated on May 31, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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