These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appeals to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased sources.
- Overall, we rate The Oregonian Least Biased based on balanced editorial/endorsement positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
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 Oregonian has won numerous awards, including Pulitzer Prizes.
Funded by / Ownership
Advance Publications own the Oregonian. The company dates to the early 1920s and is owned by the Newhouse family. Donald Newhouse and his brother Samuel “Si” Newhouse Jr. own 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. All information is properly sourced.
Editorially, The Oregonian had a long history of endorsing Republican candidates; however, in 2020, they endorsed Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden and several Democrats for local office. Finally, in 2022, they endorsed a mix of right and left candidates. A review of their opinion page shows a reasonable balance of opinions. In general, The Oregonian reports news factually and responsibly with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate The Oregonian Least Biased based on balanced editorial/endorsement positions. 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 (08/23/2022)
Last Updated on July 9, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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