Founded in 1905, The Tallahassee Democrat is a daily broadsheet newspaper. It covers the area centered on Tallahassee in Leon County, Florida, as well as adjacent Gadsden County, Jefferson County, and Wakulla County.
Funded by / Ownership
The Tallahassee Democrat 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 Tallahassee Democrat covers news, sports, lifestyle, and entertainment for the greater Tallahassee, Florida area. They report local news with minimal loaded emotional language City Walk shelter moves out of building, years-long battle with city ends. National and international news comes from other Gannett publications and the Associated Press.
Editorially, The Shelby Star does not make Presidential endorsements; however, a review of op-eds shows that both sides are represented, such as this that favors the left: Ron DeSantis, Andrew Jackson: More like than what we think. After reviewing dozens of op-eds, we found slightly more favor a liberal perspective. Finally, the news is generally reported factually and with a slight left-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Tallahassee Democrat Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 2/6/2017) Updated (07/09/2023)
Last Updated on July 9, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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