Anchorage Daily News

Anchorage Daily News - Least Biased - Credible - ReliableFactual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


LEAST BIASED

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  • Overall, we rate the Anchorage Daily News Least Biased based on editorial positions that reasonably present both sides. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY

History

Founded in 1946, the Anchorage Daily News is the largest newspaper in Alaska, serving the greater Anchorage and surrounding area. The newspaper has won the Pulitzer Prize twice in the “Public Service” category, in 1976 and 1989. In 2014, the paper became known as The Alaska Dispatch, and in 2018 it rebranded back to the Anchorage Daily News. The current editor is David Hulen.

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Funded by / Ownership

The Anchorage Daily News is owned by Binkley Co., which holds four newspapers. Revenue is derived through advertising and subscription fees.

Analysis / Bias

In review, the Anchorage Daily News covers local news through reporters with minimal bias, such as this: Anchorage awards $1 million in small-business grants to help with pandemic recovery. National and international news is republished through the Associated Press and the Washington Post, and LA Times.

Editorially, the Anchorage Daily News never endorsed Presidential Candidates; however, we indicated they had in error in our previous review. Editor David Hulen contacted MBFC via email, informed us of this error, and added that they recently endorsed Republican candidates in local elections. A thorough review of op-eds reveals slightly more favor the left. Generally, the news is reported factually, and this update moves ADN to least biased based on balanced editorial positions that reasonably present both perspectives.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years

Overall, we rate the Anchorage Daily News Least Biased based on editorial positions that reasonably present both sides. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 8/12/2016) Updated (07/15/2022)

Source: https://www.adn.com/

Last Updated on July 15, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check

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