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 the Australian Associated Press (AAP) Least Biased based on minimal editorializing of content. We also rate them High in factual reporting due to producing accurate international fact-checking.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: News Agency
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1935, the Australian Associated Press (AAP) provides news for Australia and internationally. The AAP was initially founded by Keith Murdoch, whose son Rupert Murdoch is the owner of the right-leaning News Corp. Starting in 2014, AAP began closing down international branches and currently only publishes from Australia, New Zealand, and London.
In 2020, AAP became a non-profit and rebranded itself, AAP 2.0.
Read our profile on Australian media and government.
Funded by / Ownership
Acta Diurna AAP owns the non-profit Australian Associated Press. Donations fund the agency.
Analysis / Bias
The AAP’s primary focus is on breaking news, court reporting, sport, political coverage, feature stories, fact-checking, and photographs. The news agency provides news stories to several media outlets across Australia, including The Daily Telegraph and The Age. Articles and headlines are often low biased and accurately reflect the content such as this Police continue search for camper remains. AAP does not provide hyperlinked sourcing in their news stories as they are the primary source.
Editorially, they do not produce op-eds; however, they report on politics with minimal bias, such as this Faith law referred to human rights inquiry. The APP provides fact-checking on both Australian and international claims such as this Claim the unvaccinated pose no greater COVID-19 risk needs a check-up. The Australian Associated Press is a certified signatory of the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) that requires strict standards and accountability in fact-checking. In general, the AAP is a credible, low-biased news agency that provides certified fact-checking.
Failed Fact Checks
- None. They are certified international fact-checkers.
Overall, we rate the Australian Associated Press (AAP) Least Biased based on minimal editorializing of content. We also rate them High in factual reporting due to producing accurate international fact-checking. (D. Van Zandt 11/26/2021)
Last Updated on January 9, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check
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