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 ITV News slightly Right-Center biased based on wording and story selection that is sometimes negative against Labour. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: United Kingdom
World Press Freedom Rank: UK 33/180
Launched in 1955, ITV is an independent TV station based in the United Kingdom. ITV News has the second-largest television news audience in the United Kingdom, second only to BBC News. The website features news, which is the purpose of this review.
The website lacks transparency as they do not name authors.
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Funded by / Ownership
ITV is owned by ITV plc and STV Group plc. Revenue is derived through TV advertising, licensing of programming, however the website does not carry advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, news reporting on the website is often low biased and does not use loaded emotional language such as this: Skies over UK fall silent as air traffic falls by almost 90% compared with last year. The website does offer op-eds, but does cover politics with again minimal bias such as this: Tories and Greens under investigation over EU election spending returns. In searching numerous articles related to politics we found a negative tone toward labour and the left in general such as this Jeremy Corbyn failed to win power but turned Labour to the left. A quote from the article reads Boris Johnson’s blunt “get Brexit done” message smashed all before it, and Mr Corbyn’s hopes of a socialist victory were left buried under the collapse of Labour’s so-called “red wall” in Wales and Northern England.” In general, news reporting is factual with a very slight right bias in wording and story selection.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate ITV News slightly Right-Center biased based on wording and story selection that is sometimes negative against Labour. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 7/9/2016) Updated (4/3/2020)
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