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 Salt Lake Tribune Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Founded in 1870 as the Mormon Tribune, the Salt Lake Tribune is a daily newspaper published in the city of Salt Lake City, Utah, with the largest paid circulation in the state. The current editor is Jennifer Napier-Pearce.
Funded by / Ownership
The Salt Lake Tribune is owned and published by The Salt Lake City Tribune, Inc, a nonprofit corporation headed by Paul Huntsman. Revenue is derived through advertising, sponsored content, subscriptions, and donations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Salt Lake Tribune reports local news through reporters with minimal bias such as this Coronavirus tests top 95,000 in Utah, no new deaths reported. National and international news is republished through the Associated Press and the New York Times.
Editorially, the Tribune has endorsed Democratic Presidential candidates in the last 3 elections (2008, 2012, 2016). A review of their opinion page reveals that they republish New York Times commentary, which typically comes from a left-leaning perspective. They also offer Tribune editorials, which are mostly balanced, however slightly more favor the left such as this: Tribune Editorial: How a crisis can build democracy. In general, the Salt Lake Tribune reports news factually and with a left-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date.
Overall, we rate the Salt Lake Tribune Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 7/30/2016) Updated (4/26/2020)