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- Overall, we rate The Herald News Least Biased based on a reasonably balanced editorial page and High for factual reporting due to the use of proper sources and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1892, The Herald News is a daily broadsheet newspaper based in Fall River, Massachusetts. Its coverage area includes Fall River and the nearby towns of Dighton, Freetown, Somerset, Swansea, and Westport, Massachusetts, and Little Compton and Tiverton, Rhode Island.
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Funded by / Ownership
Gannett, the publisher of USA Today, owns The Herald News. 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 Herald News covers local news through original reporting by journalists and with minimal bias, such as this: Pilgrim nuclear power plant workers prep for shutdown after 47 years. National News is primarily derived from the Associated Press as well as the Washington Post and other Gannett publications.
Editorially, the paper tends to cover both sides without any evidence of extremism; however, more op-eds tend to slightly favor the left. The paper has not recently endorsed Presidential candidates. In general, The Herald News reports news with minimal bias, and editorials are reasonably balanced.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate The Herald News Least Biased based on a reasonably balanced editorial page and High for factual reporting due to the use of proper sources and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 5/29/2019) Updated (02/21/2023)
Last Updated on February 21, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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