These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal 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 Sarasota Herald-Tribune Least Biased for balanced reporting and High for factual reporting based on proper sourcing.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1925 (originally named The Sarasota Herald), the Herald-Tribune is a regional daily newspaper based in Sarasota, Florida. Matthew Sauer is the editor and Patrick Dorsey is the publisher. The Herald-Tribune delivers news from politics and business to sports, lifestyle, and entertainment.
Funded by / Ownership
The paper is owned by New Media Investment Group AKA GateHouse Media, which is externally managed and advised by an affiliate of Fortress Investment Group LLC. According to niemanlab.org SoftBank, a Japanese company had taken control of New Media Investment Group, a.k.a. GateHouse Media. Therefore, the ownership’s political affiliation is unknown at this time. The paper is funded through advertising and subscriptions.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Herald-Tribune reports local news with minimally loaded words and bias using credible media sources through quotes such as “More affordable housing coming to Sarasota’s Rosemary District” and “Florida Education Association grades legislators.” Further, their editorials are balanced such as: “Editorial: School security is worth special session.” For National News, the Herald-Tribune republishes the Associated Press. Generally, all articles are well sourced to credible media through quotes and least biased in their wording.
Overall, we rate the Sarasota Herald-Tribune Least Biased for balanced reporting and High for factual reporting based on proper sourcing. (M. Huitsing 6/1/2018) Updated (10/12/2018)