These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
- Overall, we rate the Gainesville Sun Least Biased based on balanced story selection and mostly balanced editorials that slightly skew right. We also rate them High for factual reporting based on proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Founded in 1876, The Gainesville Sun is a newspaper published daily in Gainesville, Florida, United States, covering the North-Central portion of the state. The paper is published by James E. Doughton, the paper’s Executive Editor is Douglas Ray and the editorial page editor is Nathan Crabbe.
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Funded by / Ownership
The Gainesville Sun is owned by Gatehouse Media, which recently purchased and merged with Gannett the owner of the flagship paper USA Today. The paper is funded through advertising and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Gainesville Sun reports on local crime, business, lifestyle and entertainment in the Gainesville region. Local news is reported with minimal bias such as this: Tropical Storm Nestor forms with 60 mph winds. National and international news comes from the Associated Press and other Gatehouse publications. The editorial page demonstrates diverse viewpoints with some leaning right Editorial: Guns work as tools, not causes and left Editorial: New, veteran teachers all deserve raise. On a whole, more editorials slightly favors the right, but there is enough balance to still classify this source as least biased, especially in news reporting.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate the Gainesville Sun Least Biased based on balanced story selection and mostly balanced editorials that slightly skew right. We also rate them High for factual reporting based on proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 10/18/2019)
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