- Overall, we rate the Daily Montanan Left Biased based on editorial positions that routinely favor the left. We also rate them High in factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The Daily Montanan is an online news website from Montana. Their about statement reads, “The Daily Montanan is a nonprofit, nonpartisan source for trusted news, commentary and insight into statewide policy and politics beneath the Big Sky.”
Funded by / Ownership
According to their about page, the Daily Montanan is part of States Newsroom, a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit supported by grants and a coalition of donors and readers. States Newsroom publishes 28 other publications. The Daily Montanan is transparent as they link to the States Newsroom donors page. Initially, when they launched, they got fiscal sponsorship from the Hopewell Foundation; however, once the IRS approved their application for 501(c)(3) charity certification, they severed their ties with Hopewell Foundation. There has been criticism of their involvement with the Hopewell Foundation, and they have responded to the criticism here.
Analysis / Bias
The Daily Montanan publishes original news reporting on politics and policy from Montana. Coverage focuses on the legislature, the environment, and how national policy affects the people of Montana. Articles and headlines promote liberal perspectives through moderate, loaded language Montana Seeks to Insulate Nursing Homes From Future Financial Crises.
Editorially, opinion pieces favor the left, such as this Montana’s Public Service Commission is broken. Let’s fix it.. On the issues, the Daily Montanan promotes LGBT equality and has concerns about climate change. Finally, they frequently report negatively on Republican politicians, such as this Conservative contradictions stacking up in Montana Legislature. The Daily Montanan generally reports news factually; however, story selection and op-eds strongly favor a liberal perspective.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Daily Montanan Left Biased based on editorial positions that routinely favor the left. We also rate them High in factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean check record. (M. Huitsing 02/27/2023)
Last Updated on May 22, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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