Last updated on December 17th, 2021 at 03:11 pm
These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appeals to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
- Overall, we rate CityNews Toronto Least Biased based on mostly neutral wording and High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: Canada (14/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Radio Station
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Launched on August 8, 1962, CityNews Toronto (formerly 680News) is a Canadian radio station serving the Greater Toronto area. Its radio station and website are in all-news format.
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Funded by / Ownership
Rogers Media owns CityNews Toronto. According to The Canada Guide, more than 80 percent of Canadian media is owned by a cartel of just five corporations: Bell Media, Rogers Media, Postmedia, Corus, and Torstar, each of which owns dozens of different print publications and television networks under various subsidiaries and affiliates. Revenue is primarily derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, CityNews Toronto provides national coverage, feature stories, and analysis of issues in Canada and abroad. They utilize minimal loaded words in their articles, such as this Man shot multiple times outside Ryerson student center. They also present low biased coverage of USA news and utilize credible sources such as the Associated Press.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate CityNews Toronto Least Biased based on mostly neutral wording and High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record. (M. Huitsing 9/5/2017) Updated (12/17/2021)