- Overall, we rate the Nebraska Examiner Left Biased based on editorial positions that routinely favor the left. We also rate them High in factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The Nebraska Examiner is an online news website from Missouri. Their about statement reads, “The Nebraska Examiner was established to provide a hard-hitting, daily flow of important news, scoops and reports to help us better understand our community.”
Funded by / Ownership
According to their about page, the Nebraska Examiner is part of States Newsroom, a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit supported by grants and a coalition of donors and readers. States Newsroom publishes 28 other publications. The Nebraska Examiner is transparent as they link to the States Newsroom donors page. Initially, when they launched, they got fiscal sponsorship from the Hopewell Foundation; however, once the IRS approved their application for 501(c)(3) charity certification, they severed their ties with Hopewell Foundation. There has been criticism of their involvement with the Hopewell Foundation, and they have responded to the criticism here.
Analysis / Bias
The Nebraska Examiner publishes original news reporting on politics and policy from Nebraska. Coverage focuses on the legislature, the environment, and how national policy affects the people of Nebraska. Articles and headlines promote liberal perspectives through moderate, loaded language U.S. House approves $1.7 trillion funding package and sends it to Biden.
Editorially, opinion pieces favor the left, such as this Two recent polls found majority of Nebraska respondents oppose more abortion restrictions. On the issues, the Nebraska Examiner promotes LGBT equality and has concerns about climate change. Finally, they frequently report negatively on Republican politicians, such as this Trump announces a third bid for the presidency, even as GOP reels from midterm setback. The Nebraska Examiner generally reports news factually; however, story selection and op-eds strongly favor a liberal perspective.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Nebraska Examiner Left Biased based on editorial positions that routinely favor the left. We also rate them High in factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean check record. (M. Huitsing 12/29/2022)
Last Updated on December 29, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check