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 Sarasota Observer as least biased based on sound journalism and reasonably 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: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The Sarasota Observer is a newspaper published in Sarasota, Florida, United States. yourobserver.com/sarasota is the website for the paper covering local news, sports, crime, government, and opinion.
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Funded by / Ownership
The Sarasota Observer is owned and published by the Observer Media Group based in Sarasota, Florida. The Observer Media Group, founded by Matt Walsh in 1995, publishes 11 newspapers and several magazines in Florida. Advertising and subscription fees generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Sarasota Observer publishes local and regional news through journalists with minimal bias, such as this: Sarasota County School Board moves forward with Asplen termination. The newspaper does not publish national or international news.
Editorially, the Sarasota Observer publishes an appropriate mix of right and left-leaning opinions. However, more favor the right such as this Review & Comment: Inflation: The insidious tax on us all. In general, they report factually and with credible sources, while op-eds are mostly balanced with differing viewpoints slightly leaning right.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Sarasota Observer as least biased based on sound journalism and reasonably 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 11/30/2022)
Last Updated on June 30, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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