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 using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Left-Bias sources.
- Overall, we rate the New York Daily News Left-Center biased based on left-leaning editorial positions and High for factual reporting due to a reasonable fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
The New York Daily News, officially titled Daily News, is an American newspaper based in New York City. As of May 2016, it was the ninth-most widely circulated daily newspaper in the United States. However, it has since dropped out of the top 10. It was founded in 1919 and was the first U.S. daily printed in tabloid format. The editor was Jim Rich until July 23, 2018, when it was announced he was being let go along with 50% of the editorial staff. The owner of the paper, Tronc, replaced Jim Rich with Robert York, who is currently the editor and publisher of The Morning Call, a Tronc-owned daily newspaper in Allentown, Pa.
Funded by / Ownership
The New York Daily News is owned by Tronc, which owns numerous newspapers within the USA. The Daily News is funded through an advertising and subscription model. The paper costs $1.00 at the newsstand.
Analysis / Bias
The New York Daily News is well known for sensational headlines that use strong loaded words such as this: Cuomo slams NYCHA, says agency ‘lied’ about handling tenant repair requests. The Daily News primarily focuses on New York City news and produces hard-hitting journalism. New York Times journalist Alan Feuer said the Daily News focuses heavily on “deep sourcing and doorstep reporting”, providing city-centered “crime reportage and hard-hitting coverage of public issues.” Generally, the Daily News is well sourced to credible information.
Editorially, the Daily News leans left but has endorsed Republican George Bush for President as well as Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Failed Fact Checks
- “Newly released Brett Kavanaugh emails contradict testimony that he believes Roe v. Wade is ‘settled law,’” – False
Overall, we rate the New York Daily News Left-Center biased based on left-leaning editorial positions and High for factual reporting due to a reasonable fact check record. (5/18/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 8/30/2020)