These media sources are slight to moderately conservative in bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate the Edmonton Journal Right-Center Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that favor the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1903, The Edmonton Journal is a newspaper publishes in Edmonton, Alberta. edmontonjournal.com is the online domain that covers local, national, business, and sports news.
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Funded by / Ownership
The Edmonton Journal is owned by PostMedia, which owns numerous right-leaning media outlets throughout Canada. According to a report in the left-leaning CanadaLand, the PostMedia Network has directed its publications to be more “reliably conservative.” Chatham Asset Management, a New Jersey-based hedge fund, holds a large equity stake in PostMedia. The newspaper generates revenue through advertising and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Edmonton Journal reports local and regional news through journalists with minimal loaded words such as this: Man fined $8,000 for illegal access of 81 health records. The national news is derived primarily from the Canadian Press, whereas world news comes from multiple sources such as Reuters, Washington Post, and Bloomberg. Generally, straight news reporting is factual and presents minimal biased wording; however, story selection tends to lean right.
Editorially, there is a clear right-leaning bias with commentaries such as this: David Staples: Elizabeth May has a disastrous plan — and an outside shot at implementing it and this Editorial: UCP’s mandate isn’t turning back the clock. While the Edmonton Journal does offer opposing viewpoints, on the whole, more editorials favor the conservative right.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate the Edmonton Journal Right-Center Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that favor the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (11/14/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 10/09/2022)
Last Updated on October 9, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check