Channel 4 News (UK)
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 Channel 4 News Left-Center Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that align with the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: United Kingdom
World Press Freedom Rank: UK 35/180
Channel 4 News is the main news program on British television broadcaster Channel 4. It is produced by ITN, and has been in operation since Channel 4’s launch in November 1982. The associated website is located at channel4.com/news/.
In March 2018, an undercover investigation by Channel 4 News explored the campaign activities of Cambridge Analytica.
Funded by / Ownership
Channel 4 is owned by the nonprofit Channel Four Television Corporation. Revenue is derived through television and website advertising and licensing of their programs.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Channel 4 News website publishes information about their television programming as well as news stories within the United Kingdom and the world. Many news stories consist of video clips from their television news program. Content on the website is often well-sourced and fact-based with moderate use of loaded emotional language such as this: Exploring N Ireland’s divides as Brexit looms.
Editorially, there is a moderate liberal bias with frequent stories on climate change as well opposition to Brexit. Further, they report negatively on U.S. President Donald Trump and conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson, such as this: DUP says Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal ‘the worst of all worlds’.
Channel 4 News also offers a fact checking service that is not a part of the IFCN.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate Channel 4 News Left-Center Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that align with the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 11/30/2019)
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