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About Austin American-Statesman's Bias Rating
Austin American-Statesman is a news media source with an AllSides Media Bias Rating™ of Lean Left.
What a "Lean Left" Rating Means
Sources with an AllSides Media Bias Rating of Lean Left display media bias in ways that moderately align with liberal, progressive, or left-wing thought and/or policy agendas. A Lean Left bias is a moderately liberal rating on the political spectrum.Learn more about Lean Left ratings
DetailsThe Austin American-Statesman is the major daily newspaper for Austin, the capital city of Texas. It is owned by Cox Enterprises. The newspaper places focus on issues affecting Austin and the Central Texas region. The Austin American-Statesman competes with the Austin Chronicle, an alternative weekly. The paper tends to print Associated Press, New York Times, The Washington Post and Los Angeles Times international and national news, but has strong Central Texas coverage, especially in political reporting. The Statesman benefits from the culture and writing heritage of Austin. It extensively covers the music scene, especially the annual South by Southwest Music Festival. The newspaper co-sponsors various events around Austin such as the Capital 10K foot race and the Season for Caring charity campaign.
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As of December 2023, people have voted on the AllSides Media Bias Rating for Austin American-Statesman. On average, those who disagree with our rating think this source has a Lean Left bias.
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As of December 2023, AllSides has low or initial confidence in our Lean left rating for Austin American-Statesman. If we perform more bias reviews and gather consistent data, this confidence level will increase.
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Owner: GateHouse Media