These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal 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 liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate the Pioneer Valley Advocate as Left-Center biased based on moderately left-leaning editorial positions and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The Valley Advocate, based in North Hampton, Massachusetts, is a news website that focuses on arts, entertainment, and culture in the Pioneer Valley region. The website covers a variety of topics including music, theater, art exhibits, and social issues. It aims to provide an alternative perspective on news and events in the area.
Funded by / Ownership
The Valley Advocate is owned by Newspapers of New England, Inc. (NNE), which is a privately owned publisher of nine daily and weekly newspapers in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. The paper is funded through advertising and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
The Pioneer Valley Advocate publishes local news through staff journalists with minimal bias, such as this: Late-night lounge coming to downtown Northampton. The paper and website do not cover national and international news.
Editorially, they feature columns that advocate for marijuana, such as this O Cannabis: Bedtime weed to treat insomnia and sleep apnea and promote progressive social issues A new home for art, business and community: ‘Bloom Local’ looks to highlight LGBTQ+ artists and organizations. In general, the news is reported factually with a left-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Pioneer Valley Advocate as Left-Center biased based on moderately left-leaning editorial positions and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 10/23/2023)
Last Updated on October 23, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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