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.
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. Generally, the news is reported factually and with a slight right-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
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) Updated (01/18/2023)
Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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