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 Orlando Sentinel Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1876, the Orlando Sentinel is a broadsheet newspaper based in Orlando, Florida, and serving the Central Florida region. They won a Pulitzer Prize in 2017.
Funded by / Ownership
The Orlando Sentinel is owned by Tribune Publishing, which is the third-largest newspaper publisher in the USA. Some of the larger papers they own are the Chicago Tribune, New York Daily News, and The Baltimore Sun. Revenue is derived from subscription fees, newsstand sales, and advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Orlando Sentinel covers local and Florida news through the use of staff journalists. There is minimal use of loaded language such as this: Sheriff Scott Israel begins suspension fight in Senate. National and world news is typically derived from the Associated Press. Editorially, they have historically been known to be conservative-leaning; however, in recent years, they have endorsed Democratic Presidential Candidates such as John Kerry, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton.
On 6/18/2019, The Sentinel published an editorial declaring they would not endorse President Donald Trump in 2020: Our Orlando Sentinel endorsement for president in 2020: Not Donald Trump. A thorough review of the editorial page indicates a left-leaning bias in story selection.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Orlando Sentinel Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 7/29/2016) Updated (07/13/2023)
Last Updated on July 13, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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