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 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.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1900, The Maui News is a Wailuku, Hawaii based, daily newspaper covering the islands of Maui, Lanai, and Molokai. The current editor is David Hoff.
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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. The paper is funded through both advertising and subscription fees.
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 such as this: Lanai residents to test 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. In general, the news is reported factually with a slight liberal bias editorially.
Failed Fact Checks
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)
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