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 a mostly balanced editorial page and High for factual reporting based on proper sourcing.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
The Daily Journal is a print newspaper serving St. Francois County, Ste. Genevieve County, Reynolds County, Jefferson County, Iron County, and Washington County in Missouri.
Funded by / Ownership
The paper is owned by Lee Enterprises, which according to Open Secrets has donated 88% of it money to Republican politicians since 1990. The paper is funded through an online advertising and subscription model.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Daily Journal covers local news with journalists and reporters throughout the Missouri region. For national news they use the Associated Press. All news is reported with minimal loaded words and bias. The Daily Journal always sources their information properly. Editorially, there is a balance between right and left leaning opinions with just a slight edge to the left.
Overall, we rate the Daily Journal Least Biased due to a mostly balanced editorial page and High for factual reporting based on proper sourcing. (D. Van Zandt 4/13/2018) Updated (9/21/2018)