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 Daily News Journal 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.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA (45/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1931, the Daily News Journal is a daily newspaper serving Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and the surrounding area. The current editor is Sandee Suitt.
Funded by / Ownership
The Daily News Journal is owned by Gannett (Gatehouse Media), which publishes USA Today. In August 2019, Gatehouse Media purchased and merged with Gannett becoming the largest newspaper chain in the USA. After the merger, the companies retained the Gannett name. The newspaper is funded through advertising and paid subscriptions.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Murfreesboro Daily News Journal covers news, sports, lifestyle, and entertainment for the greater Murfreesboro, Tennessee area. Local news is reported with minimal loaded emotional language such as this Tennessee legislature passes bill authorizing local school boards, governor to open schools during emergencies. National and international news comes from other Gannett publications and the Associated Press.
Editorially, the Daily News Journal does not make Presidential endorsements, however, a review of op-eds shows that both sides are represented such as this that favor the left: Tennessee has a moral and financial obligation to implement a more equitable COVID-19 vaccine strategy and this favoring the right BidenCare will harm private health care, especially for seniors. Overall, in viewing dozens of op-eds we found slightly more favor a more liberal perspective. In general, the news is reported factually and with a left leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate the Daily News Journal 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 3/27/2021)