1 News is the news website of the New Zealand TV network TVNZ. TVNZ is New Zealand’s state-owned, commercially funded broadcaster. Based in Auckland, New Zealand, 1 News covers news and videos of the latest news stories from New Zealand, including weather, world news, sports, entertainment, technology, and lifestyle.
Funded by / Ownership
Television New Zealand (TVNZ) is government owned but commercially funded through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
1 News publishes news with emotionally loaded language, such as “‘Wonderful’- Gay man who worked as conversion therapist backs Government’s move to ban practice.” A quote from the article reads, “Marjoram’s journey was complete when he founded an organization called Silent Gays, an independent service that addresses the abuses of religion and conversion therapy.”
In another article, “National’s Pugh ‘yet to see’ evidence of man-made climate change,” 1 News maintains journalistic standards for balance and reports on all sides of an issue such as when covering climate change and National MP Pugh’s skepticism, a quote from the article reads “Asked if she believed in man-made climate change, Pugh said she had “yet to see the response from [Climate Change Minister] James Shaw.” Yet the article gives more weight to the scientific evidence regarding man-made climate change hence the pro-science stance.
When covering world news about the USA, they cover the Biden administration favorably, such as this Biden in State of Union address promises to ‘finish the job’ and republishes through the AP. In general, 1 News is fact-based and holds left-leaning editorial positions.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate 1news.co.nz or 1 News -New Zealand Left-Center biased based on story selection and editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (M. Huitsing 02/26/2023)
Last Updated on May 14, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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