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 information that may damage conservative causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Right Bias sources.
Overall, we rate The Telegraph Right Biased based on story selection that strongly favors the right and Mixed for factual reporting due to poor sourcing of information and some failed fact checks.
Bias Rating: RIGHT Factual Reporting: MIXED Country: United Kingdom Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE Media Type: Newspaper Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
The Telegraph wasfounded by Colonel Arthur B. Sleigh, in June 1855, as The Daily Telegraph and Courier. Joseph Moses Levy, the owner of the Sunday Times, was the first publisher of the newspaper. Later, Levy became the owner of the paper. In 1937, after merging with the Morning Post, it became the Daily Telegraph and Morning Post, and in 1969, it became The Daily Telegraph, sometimes referred to as The Telegraph. The Telegraph covers news, politics, sports, technology, business, money, opinion, lifestyle, and travel. Chris Evans is the editor, Nick Hugh is the CEO of The Telegraph, andDavid Kingis the Executive Director at Telegraph Media Group (TMG).
Telegraph Media Group (TMG) owns The Telegraph, which is owned by Press Acquisitions Ltd., which in turn is owned by Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay. In 2004, Twin Brothers Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay acquiredthe Daily Telegraph and the Sunday Telegraph from the Canadian media company Hollinger Inc. for £665 million. For a complete list of Board members, see here. The Telegraph Media Group’s 2017 Financial results can be found here. The Telegraph is subscription-based, and only subscribers have unlimited access to Premium articles. They also rely on advertising to generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
According to The Financial Times, in 2015, The Telegraph urged its readers to vote Conservative via email from its editor Chris Evans. As a result, the paper was fined £30,000 by the data regulator, the independent officethat regulates the organization’s data use. Further, The Telegraph is strongly biased in favor of the Conservative party, earning the nickname “Daily Torygraph.”
In the past, The Telegraph issued an apology letterto Melania Trump for publishing false statements regarding her family and her modeling career and also agreed to pay substantial damages’ over the article they published about the First Lady. Further, a Reuters institute survey found that 43% of respondents trust their news coverage and 22% do not, ranking them #9 in trust of the major UK news providers.
Overall, we rate The Telegraph Right Biased based on story selection that strongly favors the right and Mixed for factual reporting due to poor sourcing of information and some failed fact checks. (7/19/2016) Updated (M. Huitsing 08/17/2022)