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 Die Presse Right-Center biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: Austria 18/180
Founded in 1848 by August Zang, Die Presse is a German-language newspaper published in Vienna, Austria. Die Presse focuses on politics, business, culture, economy, and lifestyle. It is owned by Styria Media Group AG. Markus Mair is the Chairman of the Board and Rainer Nowak is the editor-in-chief.
Funded by / Ownership
Die Presse is owned and published by Styria Media Group AG, which is owned by the private foundation Katholischer Medien Verein Privatstiftung who owns 98.33% of the shares and Katholischer Medien Verein association who owns 1.67%. The Foundation Board consists of Dr. Othmar Ederer, Dr. Friedrich Santner, Dr. Karl Schleinzer, and Mag. Sieglinde Pailer. The association “promotes christian media work.” Please see their mission here. Die Presse generates revenue based on subscriptions and advertisements.
Analysis / Bias
In 2020 Reporters Without Borders ranked Austria 18/180 in their Press Freedom Index. Austria has a Conservative-Green coalition government; the Prime Minister is Chancellor and currently, Austria’s chancellor is Conservative Sebastian Kurz who leans center-right.
On the issues, Die Presse curates stories from The Austria Press Agency (APA) with balance and a positive tone toward immigration such as this “Study: “Overall effect of migration on the state budget is positive”. They also promote environmentalism. Their national politics coverage, particularly in regards to Sebastian Kurz who is the current Chancellor, is neutral in tone and wording representing all sides “Sebastian Kurz: “Unrestricted commitment to freedom of the press”. Their coverage of opposition SPÖ party leader Pamela Rendi-Wagner (Center-Left) is slightly negative such as “An SPÖ video without Pamela Rendi-Wagner”. Lastly, Die Presse covers world news pertaining to the USA, such as the Trump Administration with a critical tone “Why Trump is now turning around in the protective mask”. When it comes to sourcing Die Presse typically sources to themselves and uses quotes, however, they also utilize credible sources such as The Austria Press Agency (APA), AFP and BBC. In general, Die Presse reports news factually and with a slight conservative bias.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate Die Presse Right-Center biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (M. Huitsing 8/4/2020)