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 appeals 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 TCPalm – Treasure Coast News 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.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
TCPalm – Treasure Coast News serves Port St. Lucie, Florida, and the surrounding area. The paper covers local, national, and international news, sports, entertainment, lifestyle, and opinion. staugustine.com serves as the online domain for the newspaper. TCPalm is the digital news site for Treasure Coast Newspapers. Treasure Coast Newspapers publishes three daily print newspapers: The Stuart News, St. Lucie News Tribune, and the Indian River Press Journal, as well as the weekly Jupiter Courier.
Funded by / Ownership
Gannett, the publisher of USA Today, owns the TCPalm – Treasure Coast News. 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. Advertising and paid subscriptions generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the TCPalm – Treasure Coast News covers news, sports, lifestyle, and entertainment for the greater Port St. Lucie, Florida area. They report local news with minimal loaded emotional language Boys & Girls Clubs launches $14 million campaign to build East Stuart branch, opening 2024. National and international news comes from other Gannett publications and the Associated Press.
Editorially, the TCPalm – Treasure Coast News does not make Presidential endorsements; however, a review of op-eds shows that both sides are represented such as this that favors the left: DeSantis and Mast should lead, not demagogue, on Everglades funding issue | Our View. 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 TCPalm – Treasure Coast News 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 02/24/2022)
Last Updated on June 30, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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