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.
Overall, we rate the Star Tribune Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER Factual Reporting: HIGH Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom) Media Type: Newspaper Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1867, The Star Tribune is the largest newspaper in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The Star Tribune serves the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area and is distributed throughout the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area, Minnesota, and the Upper Midwest. It typically contains a mixture of national, international, and local news, sports, business, and lifestyle content.
The Star Tribune has won 6 Pulitzer Prizes, and the current editor is Rene Sanchez.
The paper is privately published by Star Tribune Media Company LLC, which is owned by Glenn Taylor, who is an American billionaire businessman who is the majority owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves NBA basketball team, owner of the Minnesota Lynx WNBA basketball team, and a former Republican member of the Minnesota Senate. The paper is funded through advertising and subscriptions.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Minneapolis Star Tribune covers local news through journalists with minimal bias such as this: Taxes may rise on cabins rented part time. National and international news is republished through the Associated Press. The newspaper also features a section dedicated to politics that utilize such sources as the New York Times and the Associated Press.
Overall, we rate the Star Tribune Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and clean fact check record. (6/18/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 07/02/2021)