These media sources are slightly to moderately conservative in 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 conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate the Deseret News Right-Center Biased based on editorial and advertising positions that favor the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1850, The Deseret News is a broadsheet newspaper published in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. It is Utah’s oldest continuously published daily newspaper and has the largest Sunday circulation in the state and the second-largest daily circulation behind The Salt Lake Tribune. The current editor is Doug Wilkes.
In August 2019 they updated the website and changed their domain to deseret.com.
Funded by / Ownership
The newspaper is owned by the Deseret News Publishing Company, which is a publishing company headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is a subsidiary of Deseret Management Corporation, a holding company owned by the Corporation of the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Revenue is generated via advertising, sponsored content and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Deseret News covers local news via journalists with minimal bias such as this: Ogden police identify fatal crash victim. National and world news is generally from the Associated Press. All information is properly sourced to credible media outlets.
The editorial tone of the Deseret News is usually described as moderate to conservative and is often assumed to reflect the values of its owner, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. For example, the newspaper does not accept advertising that violates church standards.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate the Deseret News Right-Center Biased based on editorial and advertising positions that favor the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (11/3/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 10/02/2020)