The St. Paul Pioneer Press is a newspaper based in Saint Paul, Minnesota, primarily serving the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The Pioneer Press was founded in 1847.
Funded by / Ownership
The MediaNews Group has owned the St. Paul Pioneer Press since 2016. MediaNews Group is owned by Alden Global Capital LLC, a New York-Based Hedge Fund, described as “Vulture Capitalists” by former Denver Post writers for the cuts made to newsrooms. Subscription fees and advertising generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the St. Paul Pioneer Press is factual in reporting international and national news using sources such as the Associated Press and Washington Post. Local news is written by Minnesota journalists that is also factual and utilize minimally loaded language St. Paul man pleads guilty to killing 4-week old son in 2020; prosecution asks for 40 years.
Editorially, The St. Paul Pioneer Press has endorsed both Republicans and Democrats; however, in 2012, they stopped endorsement. A review of Editorials indicates slightly more favor the right such as this Other voices: Spend-borrow-repeat will be the ‘debt’ of us. This op-ed is republished through the right-leaning Chicago Tribune. They also republish left-leaning editorials; however, more favor the right. In general, they are a factual newspaper that holds a slight right-leaning bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the St. Paul Pioneer Press Right-Center Biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 11/11/2017) Updated (11/10/2021)
Last Updated on November 10, 2021 by Media Bias Fact Check