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 Idaho State Journal Right-Center Biased based on op-eds and endorsement that slightly favor the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1890, The Idaho State Journal is a daily newspaper published in Pocatello, Idaho, United States, that serves southeast Idaho, including Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Caribou, Franklin, Power, and Oneida counties. The current managing editors are Ian Fennell & John O’Connell.
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Funded by / Ownership
The newspaper is owned by Adams Publishing Group, which owns over one hundred papers across the USA. Stephen Adams is the owner and donates to Republicans, raising 1 million dollars for George W. Bush in 2000. Revenue is derived from advertising and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Idaho State Journal covers local news through journalists with minimal bias in wording such as this Local man dies after driving into Blackfoot Reservoir. Local news is sourced through quotes, interviews, and accounts, while National and world news comes directly from the Associated Press and PRNewswire.
Editorially, the Idaho State Journal provides a balance in opinions, with slightly more favoring the right. They also tend to endorse more Republican candidates in state elections. In general, they report the news factually and with a slight right-leaning bias.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate the Idaho State Journal Right-Center Biased based on op-eds and endorsement that slightly favor the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 9/17/2020)
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