Gainesville Sun

Last updated on August 31st, 2021 at 04:01 pm

Gainesville Sun - Left-Center Bias - Democrat - Liberal - Progressive - Credible - ReliableFactual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


LEFT-CENTER BIAS

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  • Overall, we rate the Gainesville Sun Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY

History

Founded in 1876, The Gainesville Sun is a newspaper published daily in Gainesville, Florida, United States, covering the North-Central portion of the state. Rynni Henderson publishes the paper; the paper’s Executive Editor is Douglas Ray.

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Funded by / Ownership

The Gainesville 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. Advertising and paid subscriptions generate revenue.

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: High Springs woman accused of stabbing husband Friday night. National and international news comes from the Associated Press and other Gannett 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 the whole, more editorials favor the left, such as this Gov. DeSantis, Floridians are dying from COVID. Why aren’t you focused on that? In general, the news is reported factually and with a left-leaning editorial bias.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years

Overall, we rate the Gainesville Sun Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 10/18/2019) Updated (8/31/2021)

Source: https://www.gainesville.com

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