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 South Bend Tribune Least Biased based on a balanced opinion page and mostly balanced endorsements. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1872, The South Bend Tribune is a daily broadsheet newspaper and news website based in South Bend, Indiana. It is distributed in South Bend, Mishawaka, north-central Indiana, and southwestern Michigan. It has been recognized by the Hoosier State Press Association as a “Blue Ribbon Newspaper” (2006, 2016 and 2018). The current publisher is Sally Brown.
Funded by / Ownership
The South Bend Tribune is owned by Schurz Communications, which owns several newspapers throughout the mid-west region of the USA. The newspaper is funded through an advertising and subscription model.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the South Bend Tribune covers local news through journalists and national/international news via the Associated Press. Local news is covered with minimal loaded emotional language such as this: Buchanan medical marijuana businesses get state approval. All information is also properly sourced. Editorially, the South Bend Tribune endorses both Democratic and Republican candidates, however, they endorse slightly more Democrats in a 2016 count. The opinion pages reflect a diversity of thought that is mostly balanced and strays from extremes.
A factual search reveals that the South Bend Tribune has not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate the South Bend Tribune Least Biased based on a balanced opinion page and mostly balanced endorsements. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information. (D. Van Zandt 7/29/2018) Updated (12/7/2018)