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 appealing 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, we rate the Honolulu Star-Advertiser slightly Left-Center biased based on mildly left-leaning editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser is the largest daily broadsheet newspaper in Hawaii, formed in 2010 with the merger of The Honolulu Advertiser and the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. The website staradvertiser.com covers news, sports, crime, and business for the greater Honolulu area.
Funded by / Ownership
Black Press Media owns the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. and is operated by Oahu Publications Inc. Black Press, based in British Columbia, Canada, publishes over 170 titles across Canada and the western United States. Advertising and subscription fees generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Star-Advertiser covers news around the island of Oahu with minimal bias in wording such as this; Military officials offer few details in Pearl Harbor fatal shooting; motive still unknown. National and international is published through the Associated Press.
Editorially, the Star-Advertiser produces reasonably balanced op-eds but leans slightly left overall Editorial: Make strict rules for carrying guns. Political news coverage tends to lean left with consistent positive coverage of Democratic Presidential Candidate Tulsi Gabbard, a former congresswoman from Hawaii.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Honolulu Star-Advertiser slightly Left-Center biased based on mildly left-leaning editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 5/16/2016) Updated (07/08/2022)
Last Updated on July 8, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check