Last updated on October 5th, 2020 at 08:49 am
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 NewsCenterMaine.com Left-Center Biased based on political story selection that slightly favors 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
NewsCenterMaine.com is the news website for television stations WCSH and WLBZ in Portland, Maine. The website covers news, sports, weather, traffic, and crime for the greater Portland area.
Funded by / Ownership
NewsCenterMaine.com is owned and operated by TEGNA Inc., which operates 66 television stations in 54 markets. They state TEGNA’s purpose is to serve the greater good of our communities. Revenue is based on advertising and sponsored content.
Analysis / Bias
In review, NewsCenterMaine.com reports local news primarily through TV news video and accompanying text. Local news is presented with minimally loaded wording such as this: Abbott Laboratories receives federal approval for COVID-19 test that offers results in 15 minutes. National and International news is provided by the Associated Press as well as other TEGNA TV stations.
NewsCenterMaine.com also has a section dedicated to politics that covers national politics through the Associated Press and local Maine politics though the TV stations. Editorially more stories favor the left with some loaded wording such as this Maine delegation reacts to Trump’s refusal to commit to a peaceful transition of power if he loses. In general, the news is reported factually and with a slight left-leaning bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate NewsCenterMaine.com Left-Center Biased based on political story selection that slightly favors the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 9/29/2020)