Independent Record (Montana)

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Independent Record - Least Biased - Credible - ReliableFactual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


LEAST BIASED

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  • Overall, we rate the Independent Record Least Biased due to a mostly balanced editorial page and High for factual reporting based on proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.

Detailed Report

Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180

History

Founded in 1867, the Independent Record is a print newspaper serving the Helena area of Montana.

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Funded by / Ownership

The paper is owned by Lee Enterprises, which according to Open Secrets has donated 88% of it money to Republican politicians since 1990. Revenue is derived through advertising and subscription fees.

Analysis / Bias

In review, the Independent Record covers local news with journalists and reporters throughout the Helena region. For national news they use the Associated Press. All news is reported with minimal loaded words and bias. The Independent Record always sources its information properly. Editorially, there is a balance between right and left-leaning opinions with just a slight edge to the right. In general, they report news factually and with little bias.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None to date.

Overall, we rate the Independent Record Least Biased due to a mostly balanced editorial page and High for factual reporting based on proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 4/15/2018) Updated (4/22/2020)

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