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 appeals 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 Shelby Star Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left. We also rate them 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 Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The Shelby Star is a newspaper that serves Shelby, North Carolina, and the surrounding area. The paper covers local, national, and international news, sports, entertainment, lifestyle, and opinion. shelbystar.com serves as the online domain for the newspaper.
Funded by / Ownership
Gannett, the publisher of USA Today, owns The Shelby Star. In August 2019, Gatehouse Media purchased and merged with Gannett becoming the largest newspaper chain in the USA. After the merger, the companies retained the Gannett name. Advertising and paid subscriptions generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Shelby Star covers news, sports, lifestyle, and entertainment for the greater Shelby, North Carolina area. They report local news with minimal loaded emotional language Suttle Street welcomes revitalization, new businesses. National and international news comes from other Gannett publications and the Associated Press.
Editorially, The Shelby Star does not make Presidential endorsements; however, a review of op-eds shows that both sides are represented, such as this that favors the left: Why are our GOP lawmakers destroying traditional public schools? After reviewing dozens of op-eds, we found slightly more favor a liberal perspective. Finally, the news is generally reported factually and with a slight left-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate The Shelby Star Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 07/06/2023)
Last Updated on July 6, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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