Daily News Media Bias Rating of Left

Daily News is a newspaper published in South Africa. It is one of the country’s most widely read English newspapers and is fiercely independent in its reporting. It offers popular platforms to constantly interact with readers and presents its news in an exciting, bold way. ITN is internationally recognised for its camera work, having recorded some of history’s most memorable moments including the fall of the Berlin Wall, Nelson Mandela in hiding and the storming of the Capitol Building. Its collection is updated daily with agenda-setting news footage.

The AllSides Media Bias Rating of Left indicates that this news source tends to have biases and perspectives that align with liberal, progressive, or left-wing thinking and policy agendas. This is our most liberal bias rating on the political spectrum.

This fact sheet is part of a larger project exploring the state of news, information and journalism in the digital age. It is based on an analysis of publicly available data and includes an online questionnaire that was completed by nearly 3,000 U.S. adults.

During the 1920s, the New York Daily News was one of the nation’s most influential and powerful newspapers. It found abundant subject matter, from political wrongdoing such as the Teapot Dome scandal to social intrigue such as Wallis Simpson’s romance with King Edward VIII, which led to her abdication. It also was an early user of Associated Press wirephotos and developed its own staff of photographers.

While print newspapers have seen a dramatic decline in circulation in recent years, the digital-only format has become the dominant platform for news. This is largely due to consumers’ preference for more personalized, instantaneous and mobile-friendly content. In addition, there is a growing sense that consumers want to control their own news and information and are increasingly unwilling to depend on “the establishment” for it.

As a result, the number of U.S. adults who get their news from a newspaper in either print or digital format has dropped by about half since the peak of 2021, when estimated weekly and Sunday print and digital circulation combined was 20.9 million. This decline has been driven by falling readership of the top newspapers as well as lower traffic to digital editions. As a result, the economic prospects for traditional newspapers appear grim. This fact sheet explores the issues surrounding this trend and examines a range of longitudinal data on newspaper news coverage in the United States. This research was produced by the Pew Research Center and funded by The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. It was written by Sarah Naseer and Christopher Staeger, with research assistance from Paul Steiger and Jeremy Smith. The Knight Foundation is an independent, private foundation that works to inform and engage communities through journalism. For more on its funding programs, see its website.