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 Northwest Florida Daily News Least Biased based on a reasonably balanced opinion page. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check rating.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1946, The Northwest Florida Daily News is a daily newspaper published in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. The paper also covers news about Eglin Air Force Base.
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Funded by / Ownership
The Northwest Florida Daily News 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 Northwest Florida Daily News covers news, sports, weather, and crime in the Northwest Florida region. Local news is reported with minimal bias in wording such as this: Panama City Beach to partially reopen beaches Friday. Some articles are derived from USA Today, while national and international news is published via the Associated Press.
Editorially, we cannot find a record Presidential endorsements, however, a thorough review of op-eds reveals moderate balance with more pieces favoring the left such as this: ANOTHER VIEW: Put public health ahead of demands from protesters. Although there is some left-leaning bias reflected in op-eds, there are opposing opinions as well, therefore we rate them Least Biased.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate the Northwest Florida Daily News Least Biased based on a reasonably balanced opinion page. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check rating. (D. Van Zandt 4/23/2020)
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