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 appealing 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 Winchester Star Right-Center biased based on editorial positions that consistently lean right and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1886, The Winchester Star is a daily newspaper based in Winchester, Virginia, covering the Shenandoah Valley area. In March of 2018, The Winchester Star was bought by Ogden Newspapers, Inc.
Funded by / Ownership
The Winchester Star was owned by the Byrd Family since 1897, however, in March of 2018, the paper was bought by The Ogden Newspapers, Inc., which publishes numerous small-market newspapers around the eastern half of the USA. The paper is funded through both advertising and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Winchester Star reports local news through reporters and utilizes minimal loaded words such as this: If shutdown drags on, region may suffer economic hit. The national news is syndicated via the least biased Associated Press. Editorially, the Winchester Star typically endorses Republican candidates; however, in 2016, they endorsed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.
The Opinion page has a section called “Our View” that presumably reflects the editorial positions of the newspaper. The stories in this section consistently lean right with headlines like this: Trump a one-termer, by choice? Further, Ogden Newspapers Inc. has faced scrutiny for directing its newspapers to endorse Republican candidates.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Winchester Star Right-Center biased based on editorial positions that consistently lean right and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing. (D. Van Zandt 12/27/2018) Updated (12/31/2022)
Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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