Wall Street Journal - News media bias rating is Center.

The Wall Street Journal media bias rating for its news section is Center.

Note: This page refers to the media bias of WSJ's news section only. AllSides rates the media bias of The Wall Street Journal's editorial/opinion pages separately, and grants it a Right media bias.

These results were confirmed by blind studies and other methodologies. The results of one of our blind studies is shown below. See more explanation of the bias survey results here.

Wall Street Journal bias blind survey results

In a 2004 study, the Wall Street Journal was rated as having a Liberal bias, while others have claimed the newspaper acquired a rightward slant after falling under the control of Rupert Murdoch and News Corp in 2007. Some think this makes sense, given the Wall Street Journal appears to favor both Right and Left-leaning policies, such as placing an emphasis on free markets while also advocating for an open borders immigration policy. Feedback that AllSides has gotten from the journalism community agrees with this assessment, noting the "wall" that the Wall Street Journal puts between the news team and the editorial team, a best practice among advocates for a balanced and fair news service.The AllSides Community agrees with our bias rating, and has continued to agree over time. In late 2013 (12/12/13), the majority of the AllSides community agreed with the Center rating. As of May 15, 2016, after over 4000 votes from AllSides Community members, the majority disagreed with the rating, but was evenly split on whether The Wall Street Journal news was Left or Right. The average of those votes was clearly Center, with a raw score of 48.5 (with 50 representing perfect Center).

More About The Wall Street Journal 

The Wall Street Journal is an international, business-focused, daily newspaper based in New York City. A division of News Corp and published six days a week by Dow Jones & Company, the Journal is the most widely circulated newspaper in the United States. It has printed continuously since it was founded by Charles Dow, Edward Jones, and Charles Bergstresser on July 8, 1889. Daily editions of the newspaper are posted on its website, which also includes Home, World, U.S., Politics, Economy, Business, Tech, Market, Arts, Life, Real Estate and Opinion sections.  

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The AllSides Media Bias Rating reflects the average judgment of the American people.

The AllSides Media Bias RatingTM reflects the average judgment of the American people. We don't use a convoluted mathematical or artificial intelligence model, but instead have regular people representing the broad spectrum of Americans blindly rate the bias of articles. That produces a fair, verifiable bias rating.

This media bias rating was determined using the following levels of bias verification.

Basis of Rating:

Blind Survey
Third Party Data
Community Feedback
Editorial Review
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Unless otherwise noted, this bias rating refers only to news articles on their web site, not from opinion pieces or what is broadcasted on TV or radio. The opinion writers from the same media source may have different bias ratings, so individual writers often are rated separately.