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 Portland Tribune Left-Center biased due to low biased local news reporting, but left-leaning editorially and High for factual reporting based on proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2001, The Portland Tribune is a free newspaper published twice weekly, each Tuesday and Thursday, in Portland, Oregon. The newspaper is primarily a community news source that only covers local news and is edited by Vance Tong.
Funded by / Ownership
The Portland Tribune is owned by Pamplin Media Group, which owns two radio stations and several other small community papers in Oregon. The newspaper is free and funded through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Portland Tribune covers local news through journalists and uses minimal loaded words in articles: Can a river ferry relieve traffic? Proposal hopes for green light. Information is properly sourced to credible media and/or quotations. The Portland Tribune has a section dedicated to politics that tends to favor liberal causes. Editorially, they do not endorse candidates, though the few articles about President Trump and his policies fell on the slightly negative side. In general, straight news reporting is least biased and opinion pieces left-leaning.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate the Portland Tribune Left-Center biased due to low biased local news reporting, but left-leaning editorially and High for factual reporting based on proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 11/14/2018) Updated (7/10/2020)