The Republican (Masslive.com)

The Republican (Masslive) - Least Biased - Credible - ReliableFactual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


LEAST BIASED

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  • Overall, we rate The Republican (Masslive.com) as Least Biased based on low-biased news reporting and only a slightly left-lean editorially. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY

History

Founded in 1824, The Republican (Masslive.com) is a daily broadsheet newspaper located in Springfield, Massachusetts. The paper covers local, national, business, sport,s and weather for the Springfield area.

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Funded by / Ownership

The Republican is owned by Advance Publications, Inc, which owns Discovery Channel, Condé Nast, and the digital news website Wired. The paper is funded through advertising, and subscription fees.

Analysis / Bias

The Republican (Masslive.com) reports local news through journalists with minimal bias in wording, such as this Robert D. Smith of Pittsfield sentenced to prison in hit-and-run that killed bicyclist. The paper also covers news from all parts of the state and region, with news being broken into city categories such as Boston, Springfield, Cape Code, Etc.

National and international news comes from other sources, such as the Associated Press.

Editorially, The Republican has endorsed both Republican and Democratic Presidential candidates. In 2008, they endorsed Republican John McCain; in 2012, Democrat Barack Obama and in 2016, Democrat Hillary Clinton. A review of editorials and op-eds shows a reasonable balance between left and right-leaning opinions, with perhaps a slight lean left. The Republican reports straight news factually and editorially is reasonably balanced.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years

Overall, we rate The Republican (Masslive.com) as Least Biased based on low-biased news reporting and only a slightly left-lean editorially. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 6/7/2019) Updated (12/25/2022)

Source: https://www.masslive.com

Last Updated on December 25, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check

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