Last updated on March 21st, 2020 at 01:53 pm
These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward liberal causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage liberal causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Left Bias sources.
- Overall, we rate The Daily 49er Left Biased through story selection and word choices. We also rate them high for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record, but linking to sources would improve their credibility.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
The Daily 49er is a student-run newspaper that serves California State University. According to the paper’s about page, the first issue of the Daily 49er was published on November 11, 1949 and they also state that in 1994, the Daily 49er published online for the first time.
Funded by / Ownership
The Daily 49er is owned by California State University and funded through online advertising.
Analysis / Bias
The Daily 49er uses loaded language both in their headlines and articles that are strongly biased toward progressive causes through story selection, such as: “Checking up on Trump’s promises to the far-right.” Editorially, the Daily 49er has a strong left wing bias with the majority of staff voting for Democratic candidates. In their articles they tend to source to credible information through quotes, but fail to provide links to their sources, which would be helpful for context. We could not find any instances of failed fact checks.
Overall, we rate The Daily 49er Left Biased through story selection and word choices. We also rate them high for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record, but linking to sources would improve their credibility. (M. Huitsing 9/25/2017) Updated (7/19/2018)