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.
- Overall, we rate the MinnPost Left-Center Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that moderately favor the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
MinnPost is a nonprofit online newspaper based in Minneapolis, founded in 2007, with a focus on Minnesota news. According to their about page: “MinnPost provides news and analysis based on reporting by professional journalists, many of whom have decades of experience in the Twin Cities media. MinnPost adheres to the Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics.”
Funded by / Ownership
The paper is owned by the nonprofit MinnPost. Revenue is generated through memberships, donations, advertisements, and grants. They also disclose their funding on the about page. Grants of over $50K come from “The Otto Bremer Trust (Greater Minnesota reporting), Facebook Journalism Project (digital growth), The McKnight Foundation (general operating), and The Joyce Foundation (effective democracy, environment, and gun violence prevention).”
Analysis / Bias
In review, MinnPost publishes a wide variety of news concerning Minnesota, ranging from politics to the environment. There is little use of loaded language such as this Thousands gather for peaceful protests around Twin Cities. This story is properly sourced to the Pioneer Press and Star Tribune. There is a left-leaning political bias as most stories favor the left, in particular when it comes to the environment. In general, they report news factually with a left-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate the MinnPost Left-Center Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that moderately favor the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 5/12/2018) Updated (6/3/2020)