Last updated on October 26th, 2020 at 05:09 pm
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 Daily Northwestern Least Biased with a very slight lean left due to balanced story selection and High for factual reporting based on proper sourcing.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1881, The Daily Northwestern is the student newspaper at Northwestern University which is published on weekdays during the academic year. The paper is typically staffed with undergrad students. The Daily Northwestern has won awards for college journalism.
Funded by / Ownership
The Daily Northwestern is owned independently of the school by Students Publishing Company and is entirely funded through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Daily Northwestern reports news with minimal loaded words in headlines such as this: Alec Klein no longer at NU following harassment allegations. Information within articles is properly sourced to credible media outlets. Editorially, the newspaper tends to endorse Democratic candidates such as here and here. In general, editorials and opinions are fairly balanced with a slight lean left.
A factual search reveals The Daily Northwestern has not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate The Daily Northwestern Least Biased with a very slight lean left due to balanced story selection and High for factual reporting based on proper sourcing. (D. Van Zandt 8/16/2018)