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 the Buenos Aires Times, Right-Center biased based on story selection that slightly favors the right leaning government. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to not failing any fact checks by IFCN fact checkers.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: Argentina 57/180
Launched in 2017, the Buenos Aires Times is an English-language newspaper, launched by Editorial Perfil SA as a successor to the Buenos Aires Herald (closed in 2017). According to Jorge FONTEVECCHIA, Co-founder of Editorial Perfil “Just one month after the 141-year-old English newspaper disappeared, Perfil is launching what aspires to be its successor.” The Buenos Aires Times is based in Argentina.
Robert Cox is the honorary editor and contributor to the Times and James Grainger is the editor-in-chief.
Funded by / Ownership
Jorge Fontevecchia is the Co-founder of Editorial Perfil and owner of Buenos Aires Times. Revenue is derived through advertising and sponsored content.
Analysis / Bias
In Argentina, according to a Nieman Labs article dated 2009, The Argentinian Government funds advertising: “Argentine governments have a long tradition of buying large amounts of advertising in newspapers. And the decisions of where to place ads is left to the government’s whims; in practice, advertising dollars (pesos, actually) are divvied up in ways that curry favor and reward media behavior.”
However, RSF.org states “Only a small minority of media groups obtains most of its income from traditional content production and publishing. These include Telefé, owned by Viacom, Grupo La Nacion and Grupo Perfil.” The Buenos Aires Times is owned by the Perfil Group and therefore earn most income from content production and not Government funded advertising.
The Buenos Aires Times publishes articles utilizing emotionally loaded headlines such as these: “Bullrich: Inflation will hit 70% if Macri doesn’t win re-election” and “Macri plans outreach to Peronism with view to expanding coalition”. Mauricio Macri is the current President of Argentina (center-right) and in many articles the Buenos Aires Times has a pro-Macri tone, however they also publish articles criticizing both sides.
When it comes to US news they use neutral headlines, “What you need to know: Key takeaways from the Mueller report”. Further, the Buenos Aires Times sources their information to credible sources through quotes such as the Washington Post, but they primarily source back to themselves.
A factual search reveals that they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate the Buenos Aires Times Right-Center biased based on story selection that slightly favors the right leaning government. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to not failing any fact checks by IFCN fact checkers. (M. Huitsing 5/6/2019)
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