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 Tacoma News Tribune Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor 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 1883, The News Tribune is a daily newspaper in Tacoma, Washington, in the United States. The current editor is Dale Phelps.
Funded by / Ownership
The McClatchy Company owns The News Tribune and Kevin S. McClatchy is the Director and Non-executive Chairman of the Board. The McClatchy Company is a publishing company based in Sacramento, California. They operate 29 daily newspapers in fourteen states with some notable newspapers being the Sacramento Bee, The Miami Herald, and Charlotte Observer. Revenue is derived from subscriptions and advertisements. You can view their financial reports here.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Tacoma News Tribune covers local news with minimal bias such as this More than 300 new COVID-19 cases reported Wednesday in Pierce County. National and international news is covered by the Associated Press and other McClatchy properties.
Editorially, the Tacoma News Tribune clearly labels their opinion pieces through their Opinions section. During the 2020 election, they did not offer endorsements, however, a scan of op-eds reveals more favor for the left such as this In a year of plague, Pierce County Republicans attempt to bring down health department. In general, the news is reported factually with more op-eds favoring the left.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate the Tacoma News Tribune Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 12/1/2016) Updated (12/23/2020)