Last updated on May 25th, 2020 at 01:55 pm
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- Overall, we rate the Lansing State Journal Least Biased based on factual news reporting with a slight left lean in editorial bias. 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
Founded in 1855, The Lansing State Journal is a daily broadsheet newspaper published in Lansing, Michigan. The current publisher is Timothy Gruber.
Funded by / Ownership
The Lansing State Journal is currently owned by the Gannett Company, which controls the USA Today Network. However, it was reported on 7/19/2019, that Gatehouse Media is acquiring Gannett. This is not official as of this date but seems to be inevitable in the future. Revenue is generated from advertising and subscription sales.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Lansing State Journal reports local news via staff journalists with minimal bias such as this: Nearly 13,000 without power in Greater Lansing area as more storms approach. National and International news comes via the USA Today Network or the Associated Press. Editorially, the LSJ mostly endorses Democratic candidates. Op-Eds tend to slightly favor the left, but provide a reasonable balance of non-extreme opinions. In general, this is a low biased, factual news source, that leans just slightly left editorially.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate the Lansing State Journal Least Biased based on factual news reporting with a slight left lean in editorial bias. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 7/20/2019)