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 Dominion Post 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.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1863, The Dominion Post is a daily newspaper serving Morgantown, West Virginia, and the surrounding area. The paper covers local news, sports, crime, opinion and lifestyle. The current editor is Pam Queen.
Funded by / Ownership
The Dominion Post is owned by John and David Raese. John Raese was an unsuccessful Republican candidate for the United States Senate in 1984, 2006, and 2011 and for Governor in 1988. Revenue is derived through advertising and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Dominion Post covers news for the Morgantown, West Virginia area. Local news articles and headlines are presented with minimal bias such as this Federal judge denies Morrisey motion to dismiss challenge of Parking Lot Gun Bill. The Dominion Post does not report national news, however, op-eds do cover national interests. For example, when reporting on President Trump they often have negative opinions such as this W.Va. GOP needs to convince Trump to concede election and this Trump may be most memorable for his lies. When reporting on President-Elect Joe Biden they offer more positive opinions such as this Biden’s Homeland Security pick can bring improvement. Some national political stories are also republished through the Associated Press. Although ownership is affiliated with the Republican Party, The Dominion Post often hold left-leaning editorial positions and reports news factually.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate The Dominion Post 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 11/30/2020)