These media sources are slight 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 Tulsa World Right-Center Biased based on reasonable editorial positions that slightly favor the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1905, Tulsa World is the daily newspaper for Tulsa, Oklahoma. It is the primary newspaper for the northeastern and eastern portions of Oklahoma and is the second-most widely circulated newspaper in the state.
Funded by / Ownership
Lee Enterprises owns and publishes the Tulsa World. According to Open Secrets, Lee Enterprises donated 88% of its money to Republican politicians from 1990 until 2016. However, during the 2020 election cycle, they donated 70% to Democratic candidates and causes. Advertising and subscription fees generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Tulsa World reports on news, sports, weather, crime, and entertainment for the greater Tulsa region. Reporters demonstrate minimal bias when reporting local news, such as this Recreational marijuana petition campaign still on schedule despite challenges, organizer says. Further, the website publishes national and international news from the Associated Press. Finally, all information is sourced via first-person accounts or through credible media.
Editorially, the Tulsa World reasonably represents both sides. A review of editorial articles demonstrates a reasonable balance; however, slightly more op-eds favor the right. Further, Tulsa World has always endorsed Republican candidates, and op-eds reflect a conservative perspective; therefore, we rate them right-center biased and high for factual news reporting.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Tulsa World Right-Center Biased based on reasonable editorial positions that slightly favor the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 2/18/2018) Updated (11/14/2022)
Last Updated on November 14, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check