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 Oregonian Right-Center biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
The Oregonian is a daily tabloid newspaper based in Portland, Oregon, United States. It is the oldest continuously published newspaper on the U.S. west coast, founded as a weekly by Thomas J. Dryer on December 4, 1850, and published daily since 1861. The current editor is Therese Bottomly.
The Oregonian has won numerous awards, including Pulitzer Prizes.
Funded by / Ownership
The Oregonian is owned by Advance Publications. The company dates to the early 1920s, and is owned by the Newhouse family. Donald Newhouse together with his brother Samuel “Si” Newhouse Jr. owns Advance Publications. The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and Reddit are all produced by Advance Publications. Revenue is generated through advertising and subscription sales.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Oregonian covers local news through journalists with minimal bias such as this: Dispute over caregiver led to fatal shooting in Vancouver senior living tower, police say. National and international news is derived from the Associated Press and occasionally the Washington Post. Editorially, The Oregonian had a long history of endorsing Republican candidates, however in 2012 they stopped endorsing candidates entirely. A review of their opinion page shows a reasonable balance of opinions with slightly more favoring the right. In general, The Oregonian reports news factually and responsibly with minimal bias, while editorials slightly leaning right.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate The Oregonian Right-Center biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 7/29/2016) Updated (10/4/2019)