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 appealing 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 Jackson Free Press Left-Center biased based on story selection that moderately favors the left and High for factual reporting due to 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 2002, The Jackson Free Press (JFP) is a for-profit tabloid community magazine available free of charge at various retail establishments in Jackson, Mississippi. The current editor is Donna Ladd.
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Analysis / Bias
In review, the Jackson Free Press is primarily a lifestyle and entertainment magazine for the Jackson, Mississippi area, covering dining, entertainment, music, sports, and news. For the purpose of this review, we will focus on their news section, which uses minimal to moderate loaded language in headlines such as this: Senate Passes $1,000 Teacher Pay Raise, Seeking To Address Teacher Shortage Crisis. This story is properly sourced to credible media outlets and information. The JFP also has a From the Wire Section that curates news from the Associated Press related to Mississippi.
Editorially, the JFP tends to lean left in story selection and political affiliation. In general, this is a lifestyle tabloid, dedicated to Jackson, Mississippi that has a left-leaning bias in story selection.
Update: they appear to have stopped publishing new content in May 2022.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Jackson Free Press Left-Center biased based on story selection that moderately favors the left and High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 2/21/2019) Updated (02/03/2023)
Last Updated on February 3, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check