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 State Press Left-Center Biased based on editorial/opinion positions that almost always favor the left, while news reporting is neutral and sourced. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to thorough sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH Country: USA World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1906, The State Press is the independent, student-operated news publication of Arizona State University. In August 2014, it became an all-digital publication.
The State Press operates under a departmental umbrella of ASU Student Media, which also features a multimedia department (statepress.com) and a magazine (State Press Magazine). Student Media organizations operate from the basement of Matthews Center at ASU’s Tempe campus and a newsroom in the Cronkite building at ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus. Revenue is derived from advertising.
On 9/28/2019, the State Press broke a news story that has been picked up by credible sources such as the New York Times and the Washington Post. This story involves Kurt Volker, U.S. special envoy to the Ukraine who resigned on this date and was executive director of Arizona State’s McCain Institute.
“The student paper first tweeted the news at 6:10 p.m. Friday, setting off a race among national political reporters to confirm it and racking up thousands of retweets along the way. At 6:18 p.m., the article hit the paper’s website, published alongside dispatches on the university’s clubs and teams. For a little while, the State Press was the only publication that had the story. The Associated Press, New York Times, and CNN followed with their own reports about an hour later.”
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Overall, we rate The State Press Left-Center Biased based on editorial/opinion positions that almost always favor the left, while news reporting is neutral and sourced. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to thorough sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 9/28/2019)