These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using 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.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Funded by / Ownership
The Herald-Sun is owned by McClatchy Company which operates 29 daily newspapers in fourteen states. The newspaper is funded through an advertising and subscription model.
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 in tone toward conservatives.
A factual search reveals The Herald-Sun has not failed a fact check.
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 (2/3/2020)