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 using appeal 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 Willoughby News-Herald Right-Center biased based on editorial columnists that generally align with the moderate right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1879, The News-Herald is a newspaper distributed in the northeastern portion of Greater Cleveland, Ohio, United States, serving Lake and Geauga Counties as well as a section of eastern Cuyahoga County.
Funded by / Ownership
The News-Herald is owned by Digital First Media, which owns nearly 100 newspapers across the USA. Digital First Media is in turn owned by Alden Global Capital LLC, a New York Based Hedge Fund, which has been described as “Vulture Capitalists” by former Denver Post writers for the cuts made to newsrooms. Revenue is derived through subscription fees and advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the News-Herald covers local news via reporters with minimal bias such as this Ohio won’t go back to class for remainder of school year. National and international news is delivered through the Associated Press.
Editorially, the Willoughby News-Herald publishes national right-leaning columnist such as S.E. Cupp, Jonah Goldberg, and Cal Thomas. In general, the news is reported factually with a right-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date.
Overall, we rate the Willoughby News-Herald Right-Center biased based on editorial columnists that generally align with the moderate right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 4/20/20)