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-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate Newsday Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor 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
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1940, Newsday is an American daily tabloid newspaper that primarily serves Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island and the New York City borough of Queens, although it is sold throughout the New York metropolitan area. The current editor is Debbie Henley.
Newsday has won 19 Pulitzer Prizes and has been a finalist for 20 additional.
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Funded by / Ownership
Newsday is owned by Newsday Media, which is controlled by Patrick Dolan, the son of Charles Dolan, the founder of Cablevision. Revenue is derived through advertising, sponsored content, and subscription sales.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Newsday publishes a combination of sensationalized local news as well as credible, in-depth journalism. Local headlines are generally mild to moderate in loaded language such as this: MTA inspector general investigating ‘smashed’ time clock. National and International news comes from the Associated Press.
Editorially, Newsday has only endorsed a Republican Presidential candidate one time since 1988. A review of editorials reveals somewhat of a balance between right and left; however, more favor the left in total. In general, the news is reported factually with a left-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Newsday Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 5/18/2016) Updated (05/28/2023)
Last Updated on May 28, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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