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- Overall, we rate the Aitkin Independent Age a Left-Center Biased based on op-eds and endorsements that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The Aitkin Independent Age is a newspaper published in Aitkin, Minnesota, United States, that serves the surrounding area. The website is located on messagemedia.co/aitkin/ covering news, sports, crime, and weather.
Funded by / Ownership
The newspaper is owned by Adams Publishing Group, which owns over one hundred papers across the USA. Stephen Adams is the owner and donates to Republicans, raising 1 million dollars for George W. Bush in 2000. Advertising and subscription fees generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Aitkin Independent Age covers local news through journalists with minimal bias in wording, such as this Current and former staff support Stifter, district, board. Local information is sourced through quotes, interviews, and accounts, while National and world news comes directly from the Associated Press.
Editorially, The Aitkin Independent Age provides a balance in opinions, with slightly more favoring the left. They generally report the news factually and with a slight Left-leaning bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate The Aitkin Independent Age Left-Center Biased based on op-eds and endorsements that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 09/28/2022)
Last Updated on September 28, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check