Dagens Nyheter

Dagens Hyheter - Right Center Bias - Liberal - Credible - ReliableFactual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


RIGHT-CENTER BIAS

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  • Overall, we rate Dagens Nyheter Right-Center Biased based on editorial political positions that slightly favor the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record and serving as a certified IFCN fact-checker.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: Sweden (3/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY

History

Founded in 1864 by Rudolf Wall, Dagens Nyheter is a Swedish Daily Newspaper published in compact broadsheet format and distributed nationwide. Its main focus is mostly news & opinion, business, entertainment, culture, and lifestyle.

Dagens Nyheter is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and Peter Wolodarski serves as the current Editor-in-chief.

Read our country profile on Sweden.

Funded by / Ownership

Dagens Nyheter is owned by the Global media company Bonnier Group, controlled by the Bonnier family, with Carl-Johan Bonnier as the Chairman. Dagens Nyheter generates revenue through commercial advertising and subscription fees. 

Analysis / Bias

Currently, Stefan Löfven is the Prime Minister of Sweden and the Center-Left Social Democratic Party leader.

Dagens Nyheter states its editorial position on its about page as “DN’s political stance is liberal.” However, Liberals are considered center-right in Sweden.

In review, Dagens Nyheter’s front page features articles in a flashy tabloid style. Articles are published with bold oversized text, big headlines, and large photos. DN frequently publishes articles with moderately loaded emotional language in their headlines, such as “Löfven demands support for the budget – otherwise, he resigns” and “Swedish police featured in Fox News segment: Filmmaker is a madman.” They are critical of the Populist Far-Right, The Sweden Democrats or Swedish Democrats (SD), a populist far-right political party: “SD continues to portray newborn children as a threat to Sweden.”

Editorially, DN lightly promotes nationalism with stories such as this “Quota refugee Peter Wandeka’s first day in Sweden.” This story characterizes the immigrant experience positively by glorifying the benefits of Sweden. On issues such as climate change, they promote pro-science concern “Swedish climate policy for forests must be updated.” However, according to Pew Research, more readership comes from those who identify as leaning right. In general, Dagens Nyheter publishes factual news with a slight right-leaning political bias.

Failed Fact Checks

Overall, we rate Dagens Nyheter Right-Center Biased based on editorial political positions that slightly favor the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record and serving as a certified IFCN fact-checker. (M. Huitsing 8/12/2021)

Source: https://www.dn.se/

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