These media sources are slightly 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 Ethnikos Kyrix Right-Center Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that moderately favor the right. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to the use of poor sourcing techniques and a lack of transparency.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1915, by Petros Tatanis, Ethnikos Kyrix “National Preacher” is a Greek language newspaper based in New York serving Greek-Americans whose primary language is English. They mainly focus on Hellenic Diaspora, as well as Greece and Cyprus. In 1997, The National Herald (TNH) English edition was launched as a weekly paper, and in 2004 the online version was established. According to their about page, Ethnikos Kyrix covers “news, opinions, and feature stories of paramount interest to Greek-Americans.”
The website lacks transparency as they do not disclose ownership and article authors do not have detailed bios. Antonis H. Diamataris was a former publisher-editor of the National Herald since 1979. After he was sworn in as Deputy Foreign Minister, in the right-center government of Kyriakos Mitsotakis in Greece, his son Eraklis Diamataris became the editor and publisher of National Herald. Further, his father Antonis H. Diamataris had to step down over a ‘fake CV’ and other allegations.
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Funded by / Ownership
Ethnikos Kyrix does not disclose ownership. Revenue is derived through advertising and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Ethnikos Kyrix headlines are moderately emotional in a tone such as this “Erdogan’s plans for the first prayer in Hagia Sophia.” The article is sourced to factually mixed Right biased German paper Bild and Italian Newspaper Il Messaggero and local Greek news sites such as Efimerida ton Syntakton through the use of quotes. Typically stories are sourced with large quotes and politically, lean right. For example, when covering Greece they use moderately emotionally loaded headlines that favor Center-Right New Democracy party leader and current Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis “Avramopoulos: Kyriakos Mitsotakis created a positive future for citizens and the economy”. On the other hand, they cover former Prime Minister and left-wing Syriza party leader Alexis Tsipras critically such as “Alexis Tsipras: Absent.” A quote from the article reads “Greek voters, however, a month and a half ago seem to have punished him for these behaviors as well. Unless he wants to admit it.”
Ethnikos Kyrix covers world and USA news through the Associated Press and Reuters. In general, they report international news factually, while presenting Greek news with poor sourcing techniques and moderate right-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate Ethnikos Kyrix Right-Center Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that moderately favor the right. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to the use of poor sourcing techniques and a lack of transparency. (M. Huitsing 7/15/2020)
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