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 Austin Daily Herald Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left. 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 1891, The Austin Daily Herald is a broadsheet newspaper published Tuesday-Saturday mornings in Austin, Minnesota. The current publisher is Jana Gray.
Funded by / Ownership
The Austin Daily Herald is owned by Boone Newspapers, which owns dozens of community newspapers as well as magazines. Revenue is derived through advertising and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Austin Daily Herald primarily covers local news, sports, weather, and entertainment through the use of local journalists. Articles and headlines use minimal loaded emotional language such as this City, MPCA looking into YMCA pool dump. National and international news is typically served by the Associated Press and occasionally Minnesota Public Radio.
Editorially, the Austin Daily Herald labels their opinion section appropriately with more editorials favoring the left such as this: Workforce Immigrants, refugees key to economic growth. The newspaper does not endorse political candidates. In general, the Austin Daily Herald is factual with a left-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate the Austin Daily Herald Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 1/31/2020) Updated (6/03/2020)