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 Press Democrat Left-Center biased based on editorial position and High for factual reporting due to the use of low biased sources 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 1897, The Press Democrat, with the largest circulation in the California North Bay Area, is a daily newspaper published in Santa Rosa, California. They won the 2004 George Polk Award for Regional Reporting, given annually by Long Island University to honor journalistic integrity and investigative reporting contributions. They have also won the Pulitzer Prize in 2018 for Breaking News Reporting.
Funded by / Ownership
Sonoma Media Investments, LLC, owns and publishes The Press Democrat. Sonoma Media publishes several papers in the Sonoma region. Advertising and subscription fees generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Press Democrat reports local and regional news through the use of journalists and other local media sources with minimal bias in wording Santa Rosa police chief announces retirement. National and international news is primarily derived from the Associated Press.
Editorially, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat endorsed Hillary Clinton for President in 2016, and editorial positions slightly favor the left. All information is well-sourced and factual.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate The Press Democrat Left-Center biased based on editorial position and High for factual reporting due to the use of low biased sources and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 4/19/2018) Updated (01/28/2022)
Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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