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, the Denver Post produces well sourced journalism with a Left-Center Bias through editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record and solid reputation for fact based journalism.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
The Denver Post is a daily broadsheet newspaper that has been published in Denver, Colorado, United States, since 1892. The Denver Post has won nine Pulitzer Prizes. The current editor is Lee Ann Colacioppo.
In 2018, several Denver Post writers formed a new publication called the Colorado Sun, in response to being let go by Digital First Media, who has reputation of cutting staff.
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Funded by / Ownership
The Denver Post is owned by Digital First Media, which owns nearly 100 newspapers across the USA. Digital First Media is in turn owned by Alden Global Capital LLC, a New York Based Hedge Fund, which has been described as “Vulture Capitalists” by former Denver Post writers for the cuts made to newsrooms. Revenue is derived through subscription fees and advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Denver Post publishes local and some regional news through journalists with minimal bias such as this: Denver sheriff’s deputy disciplined for napping in supply closet while on duty at downtown jail. National and international news is generally handled through the Associated Press and Washington Post.
Editorially, the Denver Post favors Democratic candidates through endorsing a majority since 1980. Further, the majority of editorials lean left with reporting such as this: Editorial: All evidence points to a president who compromised American foreign policy objectives for political goals. In general, the Denver Post reports factually and with credible sources. However, from an editorial perspective the paper leans moderately left.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, the Denver Post produces well sourced journalism with a Left-Center Bias through editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record and solid reputation for fact based journalism. (D. Van Zandt 5/16/2016) Updated (12/3/2019)