These media sources are slightly to moderately conservative in 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 conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate the Desert Sun slightly right-center Biased based on editorial positions. 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 1927, The Desert Sun is a local daily newspaper serving Palm Springs and the surrounding Coachella Valley in Southern California. The current editor is Julie Makinen.
Funded by / Ownership
The Desert Sun is owned by Gannett (Gatehouse Media), which publishes USA Today. In August 2019, Gatehouse Media purchased and merged with Gannett becoming the largest newspaper chain in the USA. After the merger, the companies retained the Gannett name. The newspaper is funded through advertising and paid subscriptions.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Desert Sun reports local news with low bias such as this Three desert schools apply with Riverside County to return students to classrooms. National and international news comes from the USA Today Network as well as the Associated Press. An examination of op-eds reveals slightly more favor the right. In general, the news is reported factually with just slightly more favoring the right.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date.
Overall, we rate the Desert Sun slightly right-center Biased based on editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 10/7/2016) Updated (8/26/2020)