These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
- Overall, we rate the Daily Journal Least Biased due to reasonable editorial balance and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Founded in 1903, the Daily Journal is the only local daily newspaper in Kankakee, Illinois. Its surrounding circulation area is Kankakee County, which includes the adjacent municipalities of Bourbonnais and Bradley.
Daily Journal is based in the United States. Read our profile on USA government influence on media.
Funded by / Ownership
The website does not list ownership of this paper, so we are assuming it is locally owned. It is funded through an advertising and subscription model.
Analysis / Bias
In review, local news is reported by journalists on the ground and national news through a combination of local journalists and large national sources such as the Associated Press and Bloomberg. There is minimal use of loaded language and all information is properly sourced. Editorially, there is a reasonable balance of right and left views, with perhaps a small favoring to the right. A factual search reveals the Daily Journal has never failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate the Daily Journal Least Biased due to reasonable editorial balance and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing. (D. Van Zandt 4/6/2018) Updated (9/7/2018)
Last Updated on March 21, 2020 by Media Bias Fact Check