Daily Source Bias Check: Edmonton Journal

High Factual Reporting - Credible

Edmonton Journal - Right Center Bias - Conservative - Republican - CredibleRIGHT-CENTER BIAS

These media sources are slightly to moderately conservative in bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.

  • Overall, we rate the Edmonton Journal Right-Center Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that favors the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.

Detailed Report

Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: Canada
World Press Freedom Rank: Canada 18/180

History

Founded in 1903, The Edmonton Journal is a daily broadsheet newspaper in Edmonton, Alberta. The current editor-in-chief is Lorne Motley.

Funded by / Ownership

The Edmonton Journal is owned by PostMedia, which owns several right leaning media outlets throughout Canada. According to a report in the left leaning CanadaLand, PostMedia has directed its publications to be more “reliably conservative.” The newspaper is funded through advertising and subscription fees.

Analysis / Bias

In review, the Edmonton Journal reports local and regional news through journalists with minimal loaded words such as this: Man fined $8,000 for illegal access of 81 health records. National news is derived primarily from the Canadian Press, whereas world news comes from multiple sources such as Reuters, Washington Post and Bloomberg. In general straight news reporting is factual and presents with minimal biased wording, however story selection tends to lean right.

Editorially, there is a clear right leaning bias with commentaries such as this: David Staples: Elizabeth May has a disastrous plan — and an outside shot at implementing it and this Editorial: UCP’s mandate isn’t turning back clock. While the Edmonton Journal does offer opposing viewpoints, on a whole more editorials favor the conservative right.

A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.

Overall, we rate the Edmonton Journal Right-Center Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that favors the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (11/14/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 10/10/2019)

Source: https://edmontonjournal.com

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