The Columbus Dispatch

AllSides Media Bias Rating™: Center
55/88
Center What does this mean?

How we determined this rating:

  • Community Feedback:   ratings
  • Blind Survey: Dec 2021
  • AllSides has low or initial confidence in this bias rating.

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The Columbus Dispatch
The Columbus Dispatch
Bias Rating Center
Type News Media
Region National
Website dispatch.com
Wikipedia The Columbus Dispatch
What a Center Bias Rating Means

The source either does not show much media bias, displays a balance of articles with left and right biases, or equally balances left and right perspectives in its reporting.

Center doesn't mean better! A Center media bias rating does not necessarily mean a source is totally unbiased, neutral, perfectly reasonable, or credible, just as Left and Right don't necessarily mean extreme, wrong, unreasonable, or not credible. AllSides encourages people to read outlets across the political spectrum.

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About The Columbus Dispatch

The Columbus Dispatch is a news media source with an AllSides Media Bias Rating™ of Center.

The Columbus Dispatch is a daily newspaper based in Columbus, Ohio. Its first issue was published on July 1, 1871, and it has been the only mainstream daily newspaper in the city since The Columbus Citizen-Journal ceased publication in 1985. (Wikipedia)

What a "Center" Rating Means

Sources with an AllSides Media Bias Rating of Center either do not show much predictable media bias, display a balance of articles with left and right biases, or equally balance left and right perspectives.

Center doesn't mean better! A Center media bias rating does not necessarily mean a source is totally unbiased, neutral, perfectly reasonable, or credible, just as Left and Right don't necessarily mean extreme, wrong, unreasonable, or not credible. AllSides encourages people to read outlets across the political spectrum.

Learn more about Center ratings

Bias Reviews

We use multiple methods to analyze sources. Learn how we rate media bias.

The Columbus Dispatch Rated on Border of Lean Left, Center in Dec. 2021 Blind Bias Survey

A December 2021 Blind Bias Survey found The Columbus Dispatch was rated on the border of Lean Left and Center.

A total of 1,216 people from across the political spectrum rated the bias of Columbus Dispatch. The raw average of the ratings from the different bias segments was 2.41 on a scale 0 - 6 from left to right. That average is between Lean Left and Center – Lean Left on a Bell Curve range, and barely Center on a Flat Curve range.

A plurality of all respondents rated Columbus Dispatch as Lean Left. A plurality of respondents who identify as Left, Lean Left, Lean Right, and Right rated the outlet as Lean Left, and a plurality of Center respondents rated the outlet as Center. When normalized, the most common rating was Lean Left (31%), followed by Center (24%) and Left (21%).

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Community Feedback

Feedback does not determine ratings, but may trigger deeper review.

As of January 2023, people have voted on the AllSides Media Bias Rating for The Columbus Dispatch. On average, those who disagree with our rating think this source has a Lean Left bias.

Confidence Level

Confidence is determined by how many reviews have been applied and consistency of data.

As of January 2023, AllSides has low or initial confidence in our Center rating for The Columbus Dispatch. If we perform more bias reviews and gather consistent data, this confidence level will increase.

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