Winston-Salem Journal

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Winston-Salem Journal - Least BiasedLEAST BIASED

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 Winston-Salem Journal on the left side of Least Biased due to minimal bias in news reporting and a left leaning editorial page. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record.

Detailed Report

Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180

History

Founded in 1897, The Winston-Salem Journal is a daily broadsheet newspaper primarily serving the city of Winston-Salem, and its county, Forsyth County, North Carolina. The Winston-Salem Journal won a Pulitzer Prize in 1971 and the current editor is Andrew Morrissey.

Funded by / Ownership

The Winston-Salem Journal is owned by Berkshire Hathaway Inc., which is an American multinational conglomerate holding company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, United States. The Newspaper is funded through advertising and subscription fees.

Analysis / Bias

In review, the Winston-Salem Journal reports local news through staff writers and uses minimally loaded wording such as this: Some businesses struggle with Business 40 closure. USA and world news is syndicated from the Associated Press. A review of the editorial page shows a left leaning bias in story selection. Further, the newspaper has endorsed Republican candidates in the past, but in 2012 they endorsed Barack Obama and in 2016 they endorsed Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson. In general, the Winston-Salem Journal reports news with minimal bias, but presents a left leaning bias editorially.

A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.

Overall, we rate the Winston-Salem Journal on the left side of Least Biased due to minimal bias in news reporting and a left leaning editorial page. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record. (8/26/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 1/19/2019)

Source: http://www.journalnow.com/

 

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