Bias: Middle

Reliability: Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting

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Overview

Ad Fontes Media rates Star Tribune-Minneapolis in the Middle category of bias and as Reliable, Analysis/Fact Reporting in terms of reliability. Star Tribune-Minneapolis is a daily newspaper and website based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The largest newspaper in the state, the Star Tribune is a merger of the Minneapolis Tribune, founded in 1867, and the Minneapolis Daily Star, founded in 1920. It is independently owned by the Star Tribune Media Company. The newspaper has won six Pulitzer Prizes, in addition to numerous other journalism awards. The print circulation is 250,000, and the website records more than 14 million visits per month.

Overall Score

The following are the overall bias and reliability scores for Star Tribune-Minneapolis according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 46.43

Bias: -3.83

Panels of analysts from Ad Fontes Media regularly review representative sample content to rate it for reliability and bias. Each panel of analysts comprises one left-leaning, one right-leaning, and one center-leaning analyst.

The team considers a variety of factors when rating content. To determine its reliability score, we consider the content’s veracity, expression, its title/headline, and graphics. We add each of these scores to the chart on a weighted scale, with the average of those creating the sample content’s overall reliability score.

To determine sample content’s bias score, we consider its language, its political position, and how it compares to other reporting or analysis from other sources on the same topic. We add each of these scores to the chart on a weighted scale, with the average of those creating the content’s overall bias score.

The bias rating, demonstrated on the Media Bias Chart®️ on the horizontal axis, ranges from most extreme left to middle to most extreme right. The reliability rating, demonstrated on the chart’s vertical axis, rates sources on a scale from original fact reporting to analysis, opinion, propaganda and inaccurate/fabricated information.

Reliability scores for articles and shows are on a scale of 0-64. Scores above 40 are generally good; scores below 24 are generally problematic. Scores between 24-40 indicate a range of possibilities, with some sources falling there because they are heavy in opinion and analysis, and some because they have a high variation in reliability between articles.

Bias scores for articles and shows are on a scale of -42 to +42, with higher negative scores being more left, higher positive scores being more right, and scores closer to zero being minimally biased, equally balanced, or exhibiting a centrist bias.

Individual Content Sample Scores

These are the most recent content samples that Ad Fontes Media analysts have rated for this source.

Content Sample URLBiasReliability
Rash Report: In Kabul, shadows of Saigon044
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Three young adults, gun groups sue over Minnesota's 21 age requirement for gun carry permits344
Protesters take fight for police accountability to Uptown-4.6745
St. Cloud law firm targeted pro-Trump employees for firing, lawsuit alleges046
Minnesota Democrats back Jan. 6 bill blocked by Senate GOP-841.67
Minnesota Republicans not on board as House OKs Jan. 6 commission-1.6746
4 ex-Minneapolis cops indicted on civil rights charges in George Floyd death-3.3347.33
Variants threaten rollback of Minnesota's COVID restrictions-1.3346.33
Protesting teacher chains herself to courthouse fence during Derek Chauvin trial in Minneapolis-648
Buffalo shooting suspect had threatened mass shooting of Minnesota hospital in 2018046.67
U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn declares victory in Minnesota's First Congressional District050.33
Court orders UnitedHealth to redo 67,000 denied claims for behavioral care048.67
Minnesota U.S. Rep. Angie Craig declares victory over GOP challenger Tyler Kistner-2.6748.67
Help wanted: Minnesota State Patrol wants to hire more troopers048.33
Twin Cities ICU space 'at red alert' as virus cases hit record050.33
Ending era of playoff failure may best be a job for youngest Twins037
Surly Brewing Co. to close its destination beer hall in Minneapolis3.2548.75
Gov. Tim Walz, Sen. Paul Gazelka working to 'reset' relationship after tense letter exchange-249
In Duluth, Vice President Mike Pence promises a 'more prosperous Minnesota'-1.6747.67
Party conventions set ominous tone for November election-245
Complaints spur intensified virus-related inspections for Minnesota bars, restaurants-2.3350.67
Many Minnesota schools are pushing back the first day of school-1.3344.33
Minneapolis remains under emergency declaration, but no curfew Friday night-8.3341.67
Mayo's plasma program shows first signs of COVID-19 benefit-151.33