These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal 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 Corriere della Sera Least Biased based on balanced story selection and editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: Italy 41/180
Founded in 1876 by Eugenio Torelli Viollier, Corriere della Sera is an Italian daily newspaper published and based in Italy. Luigi Albertini served as an editor during the 1910s when the paper became the most widely read daily newspaper in Europe. The newspaper focuses on news, politics, sports, entertainment, culture, business, and technology. Luciano Fontana is the editor-in-chief since 2015. Corriere della Sera also has an English section.
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Funded by / Ownership
Corriere della Sera is owned by the multimedia publishing company RCS group which is owned by Urbano Cairo. He is also the president of RCS Media Group. Cairo Communication S.p.A’s largest shareholder is UT Communications SPA. For financial information see here. Revenue is derived through subscriptions and advertisements.
Analysis / Bias
In 2020, Reporters Without Borders ranked Italy 41/180 in their Press Freedom Index. They report that journalists are “still under police protection.” Currently, the Prime Minister of Italy is Giuseppe Conte, who leans center-left due to a coalition government.
In review, Corriere della Sera reports news, national and international politics, sports, lifestyle, economics, and entertainment. Articles and headlines typically do not use loaded language such as this: Salvini expels the imam who attacked Daniela Santanchè: “He incited Islamic terrorism”. Further, news stories are properly sourced to either first-hand accounts, quotations, video, or external hyperlinking. When reporting on the USA they typically report neutrally and use quotations from political leaders and experts such as this: Coronavirus in the USA, Fauci: «With the reopening there is the risk of unnecessary deaths». Editorially the paper presents both sides without the use of loaded emotional language. In general, this is a factual news source that is least biased.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate Corriere della Sera Least Biased based on balanced story selection and editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (M. Huitsing 5/12/2020)
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