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 Pensacola News Journal Least Biased based on neutral wording and editorial balance and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1889, The Pensacola News Journal is a daily morning newspaper serving Escambia and Santa Rosa counties in Florida. It is Northwest Florida’s most widely read daily. The publisher is Lisa Reese and the editor is Lisa Nellessen-Lara.
Funded by / Ownership
The Pensacola News Journal 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 Pensacola News Journal reports local news through the use of reporters and journalists, whereas national news is reported through USA Today and the Associated Press. There is minimal use of loaded language and all information is properly sourced. Editorially, slightly more articles favor the left, but there is a reasonable balance present. A factual search reveals they have never failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate the Pensacola News Journal Least Biased based on neutral wording and editorial balance and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing. (D. Van Zandt 7/1/2018) Updated (7/7/2020)