These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal 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 liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate the Las Vegas Sun Left-Center biased based on the endorsement of primarily Democratic candidates and mainly liberal-leaning op-ed’s. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Founded in 1950, the Las Vegas Sun was a daily newspaper published in the afternoons until 2005. In October of 2005, the Las Vegas Sun was included as a section inside the pages of the morning Las Vegas Review-Journal but continues operating exclusively on its own website. The about page provides details on their history as well as the names of those associated with the paper. The current CEO, Publisher, and Editor is Brian Greenspun.
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Funded by / Ownership
The Las Vegas Sun is owned by the Greenspun Media Group, which is an independent company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Greenspun Corporation. The company owns more than 30 publications. The newspaper is funded through subscriptions and advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Las Vegas Sun covers local news through Sun writers and with minimal bias such as this: Making solar power more accessible to low-income Nevadans. This story is sourced to first-hand accounts, interviews, and quotes. National and international news is covered by the Associated Press. Editorially, the Sun almost exclusively endorses Democratic candidates such as Hilary Clinton in 2016 and Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012. Opinion pieces tend to lean left with advocacy for clean energy and education reform. In general, news reporting is low biased and factual, while op-eds tend to moderately favor the left.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate the Las Vegas Sun Left-Center biased based on the endorsement of primarily Democratic candidates and mainly liberal-leaning op-ed’s. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 8/26/2019) Updated (5/7/2020)