Delaware Online – The News Journal

Last updated on September 11th, 2021 at 06:40 pm

Daily News Journal - Left-Center Bias - Democrat - Liberal - Progressive - Credible - ReliableFactual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


LEFT-CENTER BIAS

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 Delaware Online 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.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY

History

The News Journal Media Group launched Delaware online in 1996. Delaware Online states its focus is “to provide our readers with another product to keep them informed about news, real estate, entertainment, and much more in the state of Delaware”

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Funded by / Ownership

Delaware Online 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. Advertising and paid subscriptions generate revenue.

Analysis / Bias

In review, Delaware Online covers news, sports, lifestyle, and entertainment for the state of Delaware. Local news is reported with minimal loaded emotional language such as this 25-year-old man shot near New Castle after fight breaks out at Route 13 intersection. National and international news comes from other Gannett publications and the Associated Press.

Editorially, Delaware Online does not make Presidential endorsements, however, a review of op-eds shows that both sides are represented such as this that favor the left. 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 in the Last 5 years

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. (M. Huitsing 9/2/2017) Updated (9/11/2021)

Source: https://www.delawareonline.com/

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