These media sources are slightly to moderately conservative in 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 conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.
Overall, we rate the West Central Tribune Right-Center Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that slightly favor the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH Country: USA World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Launched in 1895, the West Central Tribune is a daily newspaper published in digital, print and e-edition formats in Willmar, Minnesota. The West Central Tribune was formerly known as the Willmar Tribune and founded by Dr. Christian Johnson. In 1901 the editor Victor Lawson became the owner. In 1979, the West Central Tribune was purchased by Forum Communications Co.
The West Central Tribune features local and national news, politics, sports, entertainment, business, classifieds, and technology. Currently, the publisher is Steve W. Ammermann (since 2000) and the news editor is Susan Lunneborg.
The West Central Tribune is owned by Forum Communications Company,which is based in North Dakota and has additional locations across South Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Revenue is derived through advertising and subscriptions.
The West Central Tribune mostly uses quotes when sourcing, however, they do utilize credible sources such as NPR, and government sources such as content.govdelivery, minneapolismn.gov as well as sister publications such as the Bemidji pioneer. Finally, they also republish articles from The Washington Post.
Overall, we rate the West Central Tribune Right-Center Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that slightly favor the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (M. Huitsing 6/3/2020)