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 Jersey Journal as slightly Left-Center Biased based on story selection that favors the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1867, The Jersey Journal is a newspaper based in Secaucus, New Jersey. The paper and website cover local, national, business, crime, and sports news for the Hudson County area.
Funded by / Ownership
Advance Publications owns the Jersey Journal. The company dates to the early 1920s and is owned by the Newhouse family. Donald Newhouse, together with his brother Samuel “Si” Newhouse Jr. owns Advance Publications. The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and Reddit are all produced by Advance Publications. Revenue is generated through advertising and subscription sales.
Analysis / Bias
The Jersey Journal reports local news through reporters with minimal bias, such as this Sixth-grader arrested after bringing pellet gun to Jersey City school, officials say. National/international news is covered via the Associated Press and other Advance publications.
Editorially, The Jersey Journal does not publish opinion content online; however, story selection tends to slightly favor the left, such as this Hamilton school principal receives MLK community spirit award. Generally, the news is factual and holds a slight left-leaning bias in story selection.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Jersey Journal as slightly Left-Center Biased based on story selection that favors the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 02/18/2023)
Last Updated on May 26, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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