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.
- Overall, we rate the Omaha World-Herald as slightly right-biased based on editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1885, the Omaha World-Herald is the Daily Broadsheet newspaper from Omaha, Nebraska. The World-Herald has won three Pulitzer Prizes, including the esteemed Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, awarded in 1943. The current publisher is Todd Sears.
Funded by / Ownership
The Omaha World-Herald is owned by Lee Enterprises, which according to Open Secrets has donated 88% of it money to Republican politicians since 1990. Revenue is derived through advertising and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Omaha World-Herald covers local news through reporters with minimal bias in wording such as this: Despite new permit, drive-thru clinic in west Omaha not taking patients yet. National and international news is provided by the Associated Press and Washington Post.
Editorially, the Omaha World-Herald has a long history of endorsing Republican candidates; however, in 2016, they endorsed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. A thorough review of editorials reveals more favor the right by a slight margin. In general, the news is reported factually with a slight right-leaning bias through op-eds.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate the Omaha World-Herald as slightly right-biased based on editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (6/29/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 07/03/2023)
Last Updated on July 3, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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