These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward liberal causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage liberal causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Left Bias sources.
- Overall, we rate Press Progress Left Biased based on story selection and wording that consistently favors the left and High for factual reporting due to strong sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: Canada 18/180
Founded in 2013, Press Progress is an online news and analysis website, which is a project of the Broadbent Institute that seeks to provide an online Progressive Political news source. According to their about page “Our work focuses on investigative reporting, fact-checking and keeping tabs on issues that don’t get enough attention. We aim to break original stories that Canada’s big news outlets miss and advance stories on issues that matter to our progressive readership.”
Funded by / Ownership
Press Progress is owned by the Broadbent Institute, which a Canadian progressive and social democratic think tank. It was founded by Ed Broadbent in 2011. Press Progress is funded through donations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Press Progress reports news and opinions that are favorable to the left. There is frequent use of loaded language that favors the left such as this: 10 Cruel and Unusual Ways Doug Ford Has Made Life Worse ‘For the People’ of Ontario Since Last Year’s Election. This story is appropriately sourced to credible outlets such as the Toronto Star, CBC and the National Post. In general, story selection always favors the left and denigrates the right through the use of emotional language such as this: Conservative Witness for ‘Online Hate’ Hearing Was a Recent Guest on a White Nationalist’s YouTube Channel. This story is also properly sourced to credible media outlets, though the wording is emotional.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate Press Progress Left Biased based on story selection and wording that consistently favors the left and High for factual reporting due to strong sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 2/18/2017) Updated (6/7/2019)
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