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 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.
Factual Reporting: MIXED Country: United Kingdom World Press Freedom Rank: UK 35/180
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). The Telegraph is headquartered in London, UK.
Telegraph Media Group (TMG) owns The Telegraph, which is owned by Press Acquisitions Ltd., which in turn 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.
Recently, 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.
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 06/05/2020)