Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Last updated on August 29th, 2021 at 08:27 am

PArkersburg News and Sentinel - Right Center Bias - Republican - Credible and ReliableFactual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


RIGHT-CENTER BIAS

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 appeals 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 Parkersburg News, and Sentinel Right-Center biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY

History

Founded in the 1880s as The Sentinel, the Parkersburg News and Sentinel is a daily newspaper serving the Parkersburg West Virginia area.

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Funded by / Ownership

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel is owned by Ogden Newspapers Inc., which publishes numerous small-market newspapers around the eastern half of the USA. Ogden has historically donated to Republican candidates. According to Open Secrets, since 1992, they have donated 93% to RepublicansRobert Nutting is the current CEO. Advertising and subscription fees generate revenue.

Analysis / Bias

In review, the Parkersburg News and Sentinel covers local news through reporters with minimal bias in wording such as this Power outages strike Mid-Ohio Valley late Thursday, early Friday. National and international news is republished through the Associated Press.

Editorially, they have a history of endorsing more Republican candidates, for example, the endorsed Republican John McCain in 2008 and Mitt Romney in 2012. A review of op-eds slightly favors the right such as this Op-ed: Hard choices to make. In general, the news is reported factually and with a right-leaning editorial bias.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None to date

Overall, we rate the Parkersburg News, and Sentinel Right-Center biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 03/20/21) Updated (8/29/2021)

Source: https://www.newsandsentinel.com/

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