These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using an appeal to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
- Overall, we rate The Herald-Sun on the left side of Least Biased due to editorial content that slightly favors the left and High for factual reporting based on proper sourcing of information.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1853, The Herald-Sun is a daily newspaper in Durham, North Carolina, published by the McClatchy Company.
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Funded by / Ownership
The Durham Herald-Sun is operated by The McClatchy Company and is owned by Chatham Assets Management which owns numerous papers across the United States, including the Fresno Bee. Revenue is derived from advertising and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Herald-Sun reports local news through the use of journalists and national news via the Associated Press, McClatchy, and other McClatchy papers such as the Sun-Sentinel. There is minimal use of loaded words, and all information is sourced properly.
Editorially, more commentary favors left-leaning positions and is slightly negative toward conservatives.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate The Herald-Sun on the left side of Least Biased due to editorial content that slightly favors the left and High for factual reporting based on proper sourcing of information. (D. Van Zandt 9/5/2018) Updated (02/16/2023)
Last Updated on February 16, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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