These media sources are slight to moderately conservative in bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appealing to emotion or stereotypes) to favor conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate the Brainerd Dispatch Right-Center Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that slightly favor the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Launched in 1891, the Brainerd Dispatch is a daily newspaper published in digital, print, and e-edition formats in Brainerd, Minnesota. The website braineredsispatch.com features local and national news, politics, sports, entertainment, business, classifieds, and health.
Funded by / Ownership
The Brainerd Dispatch is owned by Forum Communications Company, which is based in North Dakota and has additional locations across South Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Advertising and subscriptions generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Brainerd Dispatch reports on news, sports, weather, crime, and entertainment for the greater Brainerd, MN region. Reporters demonstrate minimal bias when reporting local news, such as this Gas leak in Crosslake forces residents to evacuate homes. Further, the website publishes national and international news from credible sources such as the LA Times and Reuters. Finally, all information is sourced via first-person accounts or through credible media.
Editorially, the Brainerd Dispatch reasonably represents both sides. However, a review of columnists demonstrates more favor the right such as this Other Views: Demise of Minnesota historic tax credit ‘a tragedy’. In general, the news is reported factually and with right-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Brainerd Dispatch Right-Center Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that slightly favor the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (M. Huitsing 07/21/2022)
Last Updated on May 15, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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