These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate the Stamford Advocate Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that slightly favors the left. 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 1829, the Stamford Advocate is a daily broadsheet newspaper serving Stamford, Connecticut and the surrounding area. The paper covers news, sports, crime and lifestyle. The current editor is Tom Mellana.
Funded by / Ownership
The Stamford Advocate is owned by Hearst Communications, which owns more than 300 media outlets across the United States, including the San Francisco Chronicle, the Houston Chronicle, and Cosmopolitan. Revenue is derived through advertising and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Stamford Advocate reports local news through reporters with minimal bias in wording such as this Man pleads guilty to stealing van, burglarizing Stamford post office. National news is published from a variety of sources including the Associated Press, Business Insider and the Washington Post.
Editorially, the Stamford Advocate most often endorses Democratic presidential candidates such as Barack Obama in 2012 and Hillary Clinton in 2016. A review of editorial pieces demonstrates a reasonable balance of opinions with slightly more favoring the left such as this Opinion: COVID successes had nothing to do with luck. In general, the news is reported factually and with a slight left-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate the Stamford Advocate Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that slightly favors the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 9/4/2020)