These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal 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 liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate the Anchorage Daily News Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
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 they rebranded back to the Anchorage Daily News. The current editor is David Hulen.
Funded by / Ownership
The Anchorage Daily News is owned by Binkley Co., which owns 4 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 as well as the Washington Post and LA Times.
Editorially, the Anchorage Daily News never endorsed a Presidential Candidate until 2016, when they endorsed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton: In a first, AFN board endorses a presidential candidate — Clinton. A thorough review of op-eds reveals more slightly more favor the left. In general, the news is reported factually, with a left-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate the Anchorage Daily News Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left. 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 (5/28/2020)