Last updated on June 3rd, 2020 at 06:39 pm
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- Overall, we rate the St. Cloud Times Least Biased based on balanced editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1861, the St. Cloud Times is a newspaper from St. Cloud Minnesota that reports news, sports, crime, weather, and opinion.
Funded by / Ownership
The St. Cloud Times is owned by Gannett (Gatehouse Media), which publishes USA Today. In August 2019, Gatehouse Media purchased and merged with Gannett becoming the largest newspaper chain in the USA. After the merger the companies retained the Gannett name. The newspaper is funded through advertising and paid subscriptions.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the St. Cloud Times reports local news through reporters with minimal bias such as this: ‘I just wanted to do my part’: Rockville man brings water to Minneapolis. National and international news is republished through the USA Today Network and Associated Press.
Editorially, the St. Cloud Times has endorsed Republican candidates such as Mitt Romney. However, a review op-eds reveals slightly more favor the left. In general, they report the news factually and present reasonably balanced editorial positions.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate the St. Cloud Times Least Biased based on balanced editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 6/12/2017) Updated (6/3/2020)