Last updated on September 27th, 2020 at 04:11 pm
These media sources are moderately 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 as well as a lack of transparency regarding ownership.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: United Kingdom
World Press Freedom Rank: UK 35/180
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 founder of the website is David Jang who is 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 their 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 they do provide occasional left-leaning perspectives.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
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 as well as a lack of transparency regarding ownership. (D. Van Zandt 01/07/2019)