The Fairmont Sentinelis a Fairmont, Minnesota-based newspaper. The website for the newspaper is fairmontsentinel.com covering local and national news, sports, crime, and business news.
Funded by / Ownership
The Newspaper is owned by Ogden Newspapers Inc., which publishes numerous small-market newspapers around the USA. Ogden has historically donated to Republican candidates. According to Open Secrets, since 1992, they have donated 93% to Republicans. Robert Nutting is the current CEO. Advertising and subscription fees generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Fairmont Sentinel produces original reporting for Fairmont, Minnesota, and the surrounding area. Headlines and articles contain minimal emotional language: Going into fall, Covid still a concern. National and international news is republished by the Associated Press.
Editorially, a review of editorial commentary shows a reasonable balance between right and left without delving into extremes; however, slightly more op-eds favor the right. The news is generally reported factually with a slight conservative bias editorially but balanced enough to be considered least biased as each side has fair representation.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate The Fairmont Sentinel Least Biased based on reasonably balanced 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. (D. Van Zandt 09/18/2022)
Last Updated on May 24, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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