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 appeals 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. Further, 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
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1931, the Daily News Journal serves Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and the surrounding area. The paper covers local, national, and international news, sports, entertainment, lifestyle, and opinion. Dnj.com serves as the online domain for the newspaper.
Funded by / Ownership
Gannett, the publisher of USA Today owns the Daily News Journal. 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. Advertising and paid subscriptions generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Murfreesboro Daily News Journal covers news, sports, lifestyle, and entertainment for the greater Murfreesboro, Tennessee area. They report local news with minimal loaded emotional language 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. After reviewing dozens of op-eds, we found slightly more favor a liberal perspective. Finally, the news is generally reported factually and with a left-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Daily News Journal Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left. Further, we also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 3/27/2021) Updated (12/06/2021)
Last Updated on February 16, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check