The Commercial Appeal
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About The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal is a news media source with an AllSides Media Bias Rating™ of Lean Left.
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DetailsThe Commercial Appeal (also known as the Memphis Commercial Appeal) is a daily newspaper of Memphis, Tennessee, and its surrounding metropolitan area. It is owned by Journal Media Group; its former owner, The E.W. Scripps Company, also owned the former afternoon paper, the Memphis Press-Scimitar, which it folded in 1983. The Commercial Appeal is a seven-day morning paper. It generally takes a liberal point of view regarding editorial positions. It is distributed primarily in Greater Memphis, including Shelby, Fayette, and Tipton counties in Tennessee and DeSoto, Tate, and Tunica counties in Mississippi. These are the contiguous counties to the city of Memphis. In 1994, The Commercial Appeal won a Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning by Michael Ramirez.
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Owner: Gannett Company