These media sources are moderate to strongly biased toward conservative causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage conservative causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Right Bias sources.
- Overall, we rate Christian Today Right biased based on story selection and editorial positions that usually favor the Right. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to the occasional use of poor sources and a lack of transparency regarding ownership.
Bias Rating: RIGHT
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: United Kingdom
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2004, Christian Today is a non-denominational Christian news company with its international headquarters in London, England. This website should not be confused with the American publication Christianity Today. The website’s founder is David Jang, a Korean American professor, Christian theologian, and pastor. According to their about page, they “produce daily news, comment, and analysis covering the global church and religious affairs, politics, theology, culture, and spiritual encouragement.” The website lists its editorial team here.
Funded by / Ownership
The website does not disclose that they are owned by the Christian Media Corporation, which operates numerous websites, including the Christian Post and Christian Daily. Revenue is derived through advertising and sponsored content.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Christian Today reports news in the following sections, News, Church, Culture, Lifestyle, Comment, and Video from a pro-Christian perspective. Articles and headlines utilize minimal to moderate loaded language such as this: Abortion was the leading cause of death worldwide in 2019, ending the lives of over 42 million unborn babies. This article is reasonably sourced to some credible outlets such as Snopes; however, they also link to a far-right anti-abortion organization.
Editorially, Christian Today tends to align with the right on such positions as anti-abortion, negative reporting on LGBTQ, and support for Boris Johnson’s Conservative administration. However, they also promote some left-leaning positions, such as concern for climate change: Climate crisis is ‘everybody’s problem’ – Rowan Williams. In general, more editorials lean right but provide occasional left-leaning perspectives.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate Christian Today Right biased based on story selection and editorial positions that usually favor the Right. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to the occasional use of poor sources and a lack of transparency regarding ownership. (D. Van Zandt 01/07/2019) Updated (08/15/2022)
Last Updated on May 19, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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