These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
- Overall, we rate Las Cruces Sun-News Least Biased due to factual news reporting and only a slight left bias in editorials. 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 45/180
Founded in 1881, the Las Cruces Sun-News, is a daily broadsheet newspaper published in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The current editor is Lucas Peerman.
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Funded by / Ownership
The Las Cruces Sun-News is owned by Gannett (Gatehouse Media), which publishes USA Today. In August 2019, Gatehouse Media purchased and merged with Gannett becoming the largest newspaper chain in the USA. After the merger, the companies retained the Gannett name. The newspaper is funded through advertising and paid subscriptions.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Las Cruces Sun-News covers local news through staff journalists with minimal bias such as this: 2 inmates in New Mexico charged with attempted murder after attack on prison guards. National and international news is curated from USA Today and the Associated Press. Editorially, they have typically endorsed Democratic Presidential candidates and their op-ed page tends to favor more liberal policy. In general, news reporting is accurate and sourced, while editorially this paper slightly favors the left.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Las Cruces Sun-News Least Biased due to factual news reporting and only a slight left bias in editorials. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 7/20/2019) Updated (2/6/2021)
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