These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal 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 liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate Alberta Views Left-Center biased based on editorial positions and story selection that moderately favors the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: Canada 16/180
Founded in 1997, Alberta Views is a Canadian Magazine based in Alberta, Canada. Alberta Views provides readers with information on arts and culture, lifestyle and focuses on a range of topics including politics, healthcare and technology. The publisher is Beth Ed and the Founding Editor is Jackie Flanagan
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Funded by / Ownership
Jackie Flanagan founded Alberta Views and according to The Ryerson Review of Journalism, funding for the magazine came from “Flanagan’s divorce settlement with Allan Markin, the chairman of Canadian Natural Resources Limited—one of the biggest independent crude oil and natural gas producers in the world.”
Currently, revenue is primarily derived from subscription fees. They publish 10 issues per year.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Alberta Views publishes long form journalism with minimal bias such as this: Taking Back the Neighbourhood When sheriffs shut down drug houses. This article is featured in their print publication and therefore does not source with hyperlinks, however information is cited and quoted. For the most part, there is minimal use of loaded language and content is well written. Editorially, Alberta Views does not endorse a political party, however, opinion pieces and story selection tend to lean left, such as this: Oil Sucks. This piece promotes environmentalism over the for profit business of the oil industry.
According to The Ryerson Review of Journalism, Ezra Levant founder of Rebel Media, an Alberta-based conservative media company, refers to Alberta Views as an “artsy liberal magazine.”
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate Alberta Views Left-Center biased based on editorial positions and story selection that moderately favors the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record. (M. Huitsing 6/17/2019)
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