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 using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1867, The Star Tribune is the largest broadsheet newspaper in the U.S. state of Minnesota. Journalists from the Star Tribune and its predecessor newspapers have won six Pulitzer Prizes, including two in 2013. The newspaper’s headquarters is in downtown Minneapolis. The current editor is Rene Sanchez.
Funded by / Ownership
The Minneapolis Star Tribune is owned by Glen A. Taylor who also owns the Minnesota Timberwolves NBA basketball team, owner of the Minnesota Lynx WNBA basketball team. Taylor was a Republican Minnesota State Senator from 1981 to 1990, serving as assistant minority leader from 1983 to 1985 and Minority Leader from 1985 to 1988. He considered himself a member of the party’s moderate wing. The paper is funded through subscriptions and advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, local news is covered via journalists with minimal loaded words such as this: Minneapolis seeks to transfer Commons park to Park Board. National news comes from the Associated Press. All news stories are properly sourced to credible information. Editorially, the Star Tribune tends to have a balanced opinion page that represents both sides, but historically they have mostly endorsed Democratic candidates.
A factual search reveals they have never failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate the Minneapolis Star Tribune Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that usually favor Democrats and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 7/29/2016) Updated (3/22/2019)