These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using an appeal to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
- Overall, we rate the Herald-Dispatch Least Biased based on balanced story selection and only a slightly left-leaning editorial page. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1909, The Herald-Dispatch is a daily broadsheet newspaper that serves Huntington, West Virginia, and neighboring communities in southern Ohio and eastern Kentucky.
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Analysis / Bias
In review, The Herald-Dispatch covers local news through the use of reporters and journalists. National news is covered by the Associated Press. With local news, there is minimal use of loaded language such as this: West Virginia population drops for 6th straight year. All information is properly sourced from credible media.
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Overall, we rate the Herald-Dispatch Least Biased based on balanced story selection and only a slightly left-leaning editorial page. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 02/16/2023)
Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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