The Pantagraph

Last updated on September 1st, 2021 at 01:29 pm

The Pantagraph - Right Center Bias - Conservative - Credible - ReliableFactual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


RIGHT-CENTER BIAS

These media sources are slightly to moderately conservative in 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 conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.

  • Overall, we rate the Pantagraph Right-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.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY

History

The Pantagraph is a daily newspaper that serves Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, along with 60 communities and eight counties in the Central Illinois area. Its headquarters are in Bloomington, Illinois.

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Funded by / Ownership

Lee Enterprises owns the Pantagraph. According to Open Secrets, Lee Enterprises has donated 88% of its money to Republican politicians since 1990. An online advertising and subscription model generates revenue for the paper.

Analysis / Bias

In review, Pantagraph reports on news, sports, weather, crime, and entertainment for the greater Bloomington, Illinois region. Local news is covered through reporters with minimal bias, such as this Gunman sentenced for Bloomington double murder. The website publishes national and international news from the Associated Press and CNN.

Editorially, the Pantagraph endorsed Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in 2016; however, in 2020, they did not endorse a candidate for President. A review of editorial articles demonstrates slightly more favor a conservative perspective. In general, the news is reported factually and with a slight right-leaning editorial bias.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None to date

Overall, we rate the Pantagraph Right-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 8/6/2017)

Source: https://pantagraph.com/

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