These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using an 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.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
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 of 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 some left-leaning bias is reflected in op-eds, there are opposing opinions as well. Therefore we rate them Least Biased.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
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) Updated (07/27/2022)
Last Updated on July 27, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check