The Wilkes-Barre Citizens’ Voice is a newspaper published in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States. The paper covers news, sports, entertainment, lifestyle, and opinion for Wilkes-Barre and the surrounding area. citizensvoice.com serves as the domain for the online version of the newspaper.
Funded by / Ownership
Times-Shamrock Communication owns and publishes the Wilkes-Barre Citizens’ Voice. They publish newspapers, radio stations, and information-based websites in North Eastern Pennsylvania. Advertising and subscription fees generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Wilkes-Barre Citizens’ Voice reports on news, sports, weather, crime, and entertainment for the greater Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania region. Reporters demonstrate minimal bias when reporting local news, such as this Shapiro visits police academy, touts incentive to help fill 1,200 open spots. Further, the website publishes national and international news from the Associated Press. Finally, all information is sourced via first-person accounts or credible media.
Editorially, the Wilkes-Barre Citizens’ Voice reasonably represents both sides. A review of editorial articles demonstrates a reasonable low bias; however, slightly more op-eds favor the right. While more op-eds favor the right, liberal perspectives have fair representation; therefore, they earn a least biased rating on the right side of the scale. In general, the news is reported factually and with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate The Wilkes-Barre Citizens’ Voice Least Biased based on reasonably balanced 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 03/17/2023)
Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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