Inforum (The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead)
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 Inforum Right-Center biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the Right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Inforum is the website for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, which is a daily broadsheet newspaper printed in Fargo, North Dakota. The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead was founded in 1891 and is the primary daily paper for southeast North Dakota, and also much of northwest Minnesota. The Forum is also co-owned with radio station WDAY AM and TV stations WDAY-TV and WDAZ-TV. The website also publishes content from these sources. The current editor is Matthew Von Pinnon.
Analysis / Bias
Inforum is owned by the Forum Communications Company, which is a media firm based in Fargo, North Dakota. Forum Communications owns numerous newspapers within North and Dakota and Minnesota. Revenue is derived from advertising, sponsored content, and subscriptions for delivery of The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Inforum covers news from the greater Fargo-Moorhead area. Local news is covered through the use of journalists from The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead newspaper as well as reporting from WDAY TV and Radio as well as WDAZ-TV. In general, Local reporting uses minimally loaded language in headlines such as this: Man arrested for firing a gun within Jamestown city limits. National and World news are delivered through third-party providers such as the Washington Post, Bloomberg, and others. Editorially, Inforum presents a reasonable balance between left and right-leaning opinions, with slightly more leaning right. According to Ballotpedia, The forum historically endorses Republican candidates, however in 2016, they chose not to endorse a candidate for President. Lastly, all information on the website is properly sourced.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate Inforum Right-Center biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the Right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 6/26/2019) Updated (6/3/2020)
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