These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using an 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 Sierra Sun Least Biased based on balanced story selection and editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1869, The Sierra Sun is a daily newspaper serving Truckee and Tahoe City in California. The website covers local news, sports, crime, and community information.
Funded by / Ownership
The Sierra Sun is published by Swift Communications, which publishes numerous small-market newspapers around the USA. Ogden Newspapers owns Swift. Advertising and subscription fees generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Sierra Sun publishes news for the Truckee, Tahoe City, and the surrounding area. Local news is covered through reporting with minimal bias in wording, such as this South Tahoe police arrest 1, seek another in burglary. The paper and website do not cover national and international news.
A review of editorials demonstrates a reasonable balance without extremes such as this Law Review: Unlicensed contractor may not sue to recover — even for a job well done. In general, they exhibit low bias and produce fact-based news.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate The Sierra Sun Least Biased based on balanced story selection and editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 04/11/2022)
Last Updated on June 30, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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