Last updated on May 10th, 2020 at 04:20 pm
These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
- Overall, we rate the Jackson Sun Least biased for news reporting with a slight right-leaning bias in editorials. We also rate them High for factual reporting.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180 (2020)
The Jackson Sun is a daily newspaper published in Jackson, Tennessee, and is one of western Tennessee’s major newspapers, delivered to 13 counties. Its history dates back over 150 years.
Funded by / Ownership
The newspaper 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. The newspaper is funded through advertising and paid subscriptions.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Jackson Sun reports local news through the use of journalists with minimal bias in wording and story selection. National and international news is republished from USA Today, which is classified as a left-center source. Editorially, the paper tends to have a slight right-leaning bias in story selection.
A factual search reveals they have not failed any fact checks.
Overall, we rate the Jackson Sun Least biased for news reporting with a slight right-leaning bias in editorials. We also rate them High for factual reporting. (D. Van Zandt 6/15/2018) Updated (5/10/2020)