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 Albuquerque Journal Right-Center Biased based on an editorial board that consistently favors the right and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
The Albuquerque Journal traces its history to 1880. It is the successor to a newspaper called the Golden Gate, which was established in June of that year. In the fall of 1880, the owner of the Golden Gate died and Journal Publishing Company was founded. The daily paper name was changed to the Albuquerque Journal in 1925 when an independent editorial policy was established. The current editor is Karen Moses.
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In review, the Albuquerque Journal reports local news through journalists with the use of minimally loaded headlines such as this: NM oil production hit record high in 2018. Information in articles is typically well sourced. National News comes from the Associated Press. Editorially, the topic selection is mostly balanced with slightly more leaning right. Further, the Albuquerque Journal has a long history of endorsing Republican candidates. For example, the editorial board of the Albuquerque Journal “endorsed Republican presidential candidates including former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney in 2012, U.S. Sen. John McCain in 2008 and President George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004.”
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate the Albuquerque Journal Right-Center Biased based on an editorial board that consistently favors the right and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (10/2/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 3/13/2019)