Is Daily Mirror a reliable source?
This is how independent third parties assess the credibility and media bias of this source.
Daily Mirror scores a total of 22 Plus Points and 72 Minus Points in our evaluation of journalistic quality.
This corresponds to a score of 26* resp. the grade E- (poor).
*: (22 + 5 BP) * 100 / (22 + 5 BP + 72 + 5 BP)
The breakdown of the points follows below.
This corresponds to a score of 26* resp. the grade E- (poor).
|very good||A+||> 89|
|A||89 - 84|
|A-||83 - 79|
|good||B+||78 - 74|
|B||73 - 69|
|B-||68 - 63|
|satisfactory||C+||62 - 58|
|C||57 - 53|
|C-||52 - 47|
|sufficient||D+||46 - 44|
|D||43 - 40|
|D-||39 - 37|
|poor||E+||36 - 33|
|E||32 - 30|
|E-||29 - 26|
The breakdown of the points follows below.
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Press Council Rulings23 -
Press councils are national institutions of media self-regulation. Press councils have their own defined press code. Reprimands are issued in the event of a violation of the press code (e.g. for truthfulness, diligence, sensationalism, separation of advertising and editorial, personal rights). For each reprimand issued by a national press council, a source receives one minus point.
- "00042-20 McAnena v mirror.co.uk"
- "00231-20 Sharp v mirror.co.uk"
- "00505-22 Various v mirror.co.uk"
- "01104-18 Hopkins v Mirror.co.uk"
- "01319-14 Hawk v mirror.co.uk"
- "01444-18 The Department of Health and Social Care v Daily Mirror"
- "02581-20 Tarman v mirror.co.uk"
- "02862-21 Castleton Farm v Daily Mirror"
- "03125-18 Fletcher v mirror.co.uk"
- "03364-18 Bhardwaj v mirror.co.uk"
- "04343-18 Chapman v Daily Mirror"
- "05869-19 Begum V The Daily Mirror"
- "07056-18 A woman v mirror.co.uk"
- "07306-16 Robertson v mirror.co.uk"
- "08086-19 ESE Group and EVO Energy Solutions v Daily Mirror"
- "11343-20 A man v mirror.co.uk"
- "11817-20 Sharp v mirror.co.uk"
- "11993-21 Brews v mirror.co.uk"
- "12114-20 British Fur Trade Association v Daily Mirror"
- "12281-15 Nartey v mirror.co.uk"
- "18712-17 Purdy v mirror.co.uk"
- "28823-20 Amet v mirror.co.uk"
- "29183-20 Abassi v Daily Mirror"
Media Bias/Fact Check9 +, 11 -
Media Bias/Fact Check (MBFC) is an American fact-checking website founded in 2015. It uses a 0-10 scale to rate sites on two areas: bias and factual accuracy. A source rated by MBFC with minimal bias gets 10 plus points. Maximum bias gets 10 minus points. The same principle applies to factual accuracy.
Ad Fontes Media3 +, 17 -
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- "Very low"
Reliability (Weighted Average)
Bias (Weighted Average)
Fact Checkers13 -
We primarily use fact-checkers affiliated with the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN). We have linked to the International Fact-Checking Network fact-checkers' code of principles in the headline. For each failed fact-checker there is one minus point.
- "Child self-harm numbers in the Guardian, Mirror and Independent don’t reflect survey’s actual findings - Full Fact"
- "How many retail jobs have been lost this year? - Full Fact"
- "Poverty hasn’t skyrocketed in the UK - Full Fact"
- "Data from Barnardo’s doesn’t show the number of children needing foster care has grown 44% - Full Fact"
- "Think tank did not say GDP per capita will fall by 7% under Boris Johnson’s deal - Full Fact"
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- "There's no evidence that the 2019 coronavirus originated in a Chinese government laboratory - Full Fact"
- "There is no proof you’re more likely to get Covid-19 if you’re tall - Full Fact"
- "Independent SAGE’s estimated death rate is too high - Full Fact"
- "Mirror claims NHS staff work 11 hours unpaid overtime on average but it’s probably more like two hours - Full Fact"
- "Mirror wrong to say catching Covid in warm weather cuts risk of long Covid - Full Fact"
- "The Royal College of Nursing hasn’t told nurses to call women by gender-neutral terms - Full Fact"
- "Daily Mirror incorrectly reports the results of statins and blood pressure drugs study. - Full Fact"
Studies2 +, 8 -
Most scientific publications, though not all, rely on some form of peer review or editorial review to qualify texts for publication. Sources mentioned in studies which rate media quality and/or reliability receive between 10 plus and 10 minus points.
- "The Mirror 4.86/10 Points (Average from Accuracy: 4.91/10 Points + 7 more quality-related ratings)"
European Media Systems Survey 2013
Journalism Awards6 +
Journalism prizes are awards for excellent journalistic work in the period covered by the call for entries, which is usually one or two years. Sources receive one plus point for each journalistic award won that we track. We currently track up to three prestigious awards per country.
- "“Labour MP Keith Vaz and the prostitutes in his flat” by Nick Dorman for The Sunday Mirror."
- "Tom Parry of the Daily Mirror for work which included his report from the “forgotten famine” in Somalia."
- "Helen’s Law – Daily Mirror (Fiona Duffy and Louie Smith)"
- "Nada Farhoud – Daily Mirror"
- "Tom Bryant – Daily Mirror"
- "Breaking News Award – Andrew Gregory of the Daily Mirror and Steve Back of Political Pictures"
British Journalism Awards
Wikipedia's reliability was often criticized in the 2000s but has improved over time; in the late 2010s and early 2020s, it was universally praised. Any positive mention of a source in the extract of a Wikipedia page in terms of credibility and quality gets a plus point, and vice versa.
- "The Daily Mirror is a British national daily tabloid-sized newspaper that is considered to be engaged in tabloid-style journalism."
- "Der Daily Mirror ist eine britische Tageszeitung im Boulevardstil mit vielen Reportagefotos."
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