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 Detroit News slightly Right-Center biased based on editorial positions and High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1873, The Detroit News is a newspaper from Detroit, Michigan. They have won three Pulitzer prizes. The current editor is Jonathan Wolman.
Funded by / Ownership
The Detroit News is owned by Digital First Media, which owns several news media outlets around the USA. They are funded through advertising and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Detroit News is a newspaper that presents local news through journalists and with minimal bias such as this: Baby survivor of Imlay City fire ‘breathing on his own’. National news is covered by the Associated Press. Editorially, the Detroit News has never endorsed a Democratic Presidential candidate and in 2016 they endorsed Libertarian Gary Johnson.
A factual search reveals they have never failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate the Detroit News slightly Right-Center biased based on editorial positions and High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record. (7/14/2016) (D. Van Zandt 3/9/2019)