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About Daily Cardinal's Bias Rating
Daily Cardinal is a news media source with an AllSides Media Bias Rating™ of Center.
What a "Center" Rating Means
Sources with an AllSides Media Bias Rating of Center either do not show much predictable media bias, display a balance of articles with left and right biases, or equally balance left and right perspectives.
Center doesn't mean better! A Center media bias rating does not necessarily mean a source is totally unbiased, neutral, perfectly reasonable, or credible, just as Left and Right don't necessarily mean extreme, wrong, unreasonable, or not credible. AllSides encourages people to read outlets across the political spectrum.Learn more about Center ratings
The Daily Cardinal bias rating is Center. As of May 2017, a small majority of the 240 AllSides users who have voted on this topic disagree with this rating. Of those who disagree, most believe that The Daily Cardinal has a Lean Left bias. As of right now, there is not enough research to change the Center rating.
More on The Daily Cardinal
The Daily Cardinal is a student newspaper that serves the University of Wisconsin–Madison community. One of the oldest student newspapers in the country, it began publishing on Monday, April 4, 1892. The newspaper is financially and editorially independent of the university and is a nonprofit organization. The newspaper is published in print on Monday and Thursday. Madeline Heim is the newspaper's current editor-in-chief. The Cardinal's motto, printed at the bottom of every front page and taken from an 1894 declaration by the university's board of regents, is "...the great state University of Wisconsin should ever encourage that continual and fearless sifting and winnowing by which alone the truth can be found." [source: Wikipedia]
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As of November 2023, people have voted on the AllSides Media Bias Rating for Daily Cardinal. On average, those who disagree with our rating think this source has a Lean Left bias.
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As of November 2023, AllSides has low or initial confidence in our Center rating for Daily Cardinal. If we perform more bias reviews and gather consistent data, this confidence level will increase.