These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appeals to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
- Overall, we rate the Santa Cruz Sentinel as least biased based on sound journalism and balanced editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact-check record and proper sourcing of information.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The Santa Cruz Sentinel is a newspaper published in Santa Cruz, California, United States. santacruzsentinel.com is the website for the paper covering local news, sports, crime, lifestyle, and opinion.
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Funded by / Ownership
The Santa Cruz Sentinel is owned by MediaNews Group and published by Digital First Media, which publishes 190 newspapers across the USA. Digital First Media is owned by Alden Global Capital LLC, a New York-Based Hedge Fund described as “Vulture Capitalists” by former Denver Post writers for the cuts made to newsrooms. Advertising and subscription fees generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Santa Cruz Sentinel publishes local and regional news through journalists with minimal bias, such as this: Strike halts some city services in the city of Santa Cruz. National and international news comes from the Associated Press and Washington Post.
Editorially, the Santa Cruz Sentinel publishes an appropriate mix of right and left-leaning opinions. In general, they report factually and with credible sources, while op-eds are mostly balanced with differing viewpoints.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Santa Cruz Sentinel as least biased based on sound journalism and balanced editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact-check record and proper sourcing of information. (D. Van Zandt 10/18/2022)
Last Updated on October 18, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check
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