Minneapolis Star Tribune

Last updated on July 2nd, 2021 at 02:09 pm

Star Tribune - Left Center Bias - Liberal - Democrat - CredibleFactual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


LEFT-CENTER BIAS

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.

Detailed Report

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

History

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.

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Funded by / Ownership

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.

Editorially, the Star Tribune has endorsed Democratic Presidential candidates since 1984, including Hillary Clinton in 2016. Op-eds are fairly balanced; however, more certainly favor the left such a this: Legal threat to ACA ought to be front and center in the 2020 election. In general, the news is reported factually, while editorially, they moderately favor the left.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None to date

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)

Source: http://www.startribune.com/

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