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 Maui News 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
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1900, The Maui News is a Wailuku, Hawaii-based, daily newspaper covering the islands of Maui, Lanai, and Molokai. The website for the newspaper is mauinews.com.
Funded by / Ownership
The Newspaper is owned by Ogden Newspapers Inc., which publishes numerous small-market newspapers around the USA. Ogden has historically donated to Republican candidates. According to Open Secrets, since 1992, they have donated 93% to Republicans. Robert Nutting is the current CEO. Advertising and subscription fees generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Maui News produces original reporting covering the islands of Maui, Lanai, and Molokai in Hawaii. Headlines and articles contain minimal emotional language: Lanai residents to test the COVID-19 app. National and international news is republished from the Associated Press.
Editorially, the paper does not endorse Presidential candidates. A review of editorial commentary shows a reasonable balance between right and left without delving into extremes; however, slightly more op-eds favor the left, such as this, which is critical of the GOP: Courts have been packed, and this GOP should follow its rule. The news is generally reported factually with a slight liberal bias editorially.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate The Maui News 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 11/12/2020) Updated (04/30/2022)
Last Updated on April 30, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check
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