These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appeals 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 Digitimes Asia as Least Biased for its minimally biased story selection and balanced editorial positions. We also rate them as high for factual reporting due to thorough sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1998, DigiTimes Inc. Inc. is a Taiwanese media company based in Taipei, Taiwan. The company mainly covers Taiwan and Greater China’s semiconductor, electronics, computer, and communications industries. DigiTimes Inc. also has a research division called DigiTimes Research and a Chinese-language print newspaper. Colley Hwang is the founder & president of DigiTimes.
Funded by / Ownership
Key management figures include Colley Hwang as President and the founder, Kenneth Tai as Chairman, and Rodney Chan as Managing Editor. Memberships and advertisements generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
DigiTimes delivers news, analysis, and opinions on the tech industry, specifically focusing on semiconductors. The articles and headlines generally maintain a fact-based, low-bias approach. For instance, the article “Taiwan’s ITRI Unveils Upcoming R&D Focuses as the Country Seeks to Fill Semiconductor Tech Gap” reports on Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI). It provides context for ITRI’s actions in relation to government policies and global industry trends, citing initiatives by President Tsai Ing-wen’s administration. This approach aims to place ITRI’s strategies within the context of government policies rather than passing judgment. It avoids explicit praise or positive framing towards President Tsai.
Another reviewed article, “German Reliance on ‘Special Funds’ Challenges the Balance between Sustainable Finance and Sustainable Investment” presents factual information without an apparent slant towards any particular viewpoint. It discusses the impact of the German Federal Constitutional Court’s ruling on budgetary allocations, particularly affecting the semiconductor industry. The article maintains a neutral tone, sticking to a straightforward reporting style. It includes direct quotes from German officials and industry leaders, providing firsthand perspectives. Figures such as Robert Habeck, Germany’s Federal Minister for Economic Affairs; Steffi Lemke, Federal Minister of Environment; and Olaf Scholz, Chancellor of Germany, are quoted. Additionally, it references specific reports and data from entities like the Bundesbank and the Federal Court of Audit, lending credibility to the figures and statements presented.
In summary, DigiTimes generally adheres to journalistic standards of factual reporting and balanced coverage. It cites its sources clearly, contributing to its credibility, which suggests a relatively neutral news presentation, focusing on information rather than opinion or bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Digitimes Asia as Least Biased for its minimally biased story selection and balanced editorial positions. We also rate them as high for factual reporting due to thorough sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (M. Huitsing 11/21/2023)
Last Updated on November 21, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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