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 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.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA (45/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in the 1880s as The Sentinel, the Parkersburg News and Sentinel is a daily newspaper serving the Parkersburg West Virginia area.
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 Republicans. Robert Nutting is the current CEO. The paper is funded through both advertising and subscription fees.
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 indicates slightly more favor 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)