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 appealing 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.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1883, The News Tribune is a daily newspaper in Tacoma, Washington, in the United States.
Funded by / Ownership
The Tacoma News-Tribune t is owned by Chatham Asset Management, a New Jersey-based hedge fund that holds a significant equity stake in Postmedia, and majority ownership of American Media Inc., which owns the National Enquirer. David Pecker, who owns American Media, Inc., joined the Postmedia board and then resigned from the board of Postmedia in 2018 due to his involvement of hush payments on behalf of his “friends,” including President Trump and Harvey Weinstein. Advertising and subscriptions generate revenue.
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 the McClatchy network.
Editorially, the Tacoma News Tribune clearly labels its opinion pieces through its 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. Generally, the news is reported factually, with more op-eds favoring the left.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
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 (01/20/2023)
Last Updated on January 20, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check