These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal 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 the Financial Times Least Biased based on balanced reporting and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: United Kingdom
World Press Freedom Rank: UK 35/180
Founded in 1888, The Financial Times (FT) is an English-language international broadsheet daily newspaper with a special emphasis on business and economic news. The paper originates from London, UK. The current editor is Lionel Barber.
According to the Global Capital Markets Survey, which measures readership habits amongst most senior financial decision-makers in the world’s largest financial institutions, the Financial Times is considered the most important business read, reaching 36% of the sample population, 11% more than The Wall Street Journal (WSJ), its main rival.
Funded by / Ownership
The Financial Times is owned by The Nikkei, which is a Japanese news and financial information company that publishes the leading financial paper The Nikkei. The FT generates revenue through subscriptions, a hard paywall, and advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Financial Times primarily reports economic news with a minimally biased tone such as this: Trump calls on China to drop levies on US farm products. This story, like all others on the website is properly sourced. Editorially, the Financial Times sticks to economics and how politics impacts it. There is again, minimal bias in reporting. In general, FT reports straight news with minimal bias and proper sourcing.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate the Financial Times Least Biased based on balanced reporting and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check. (12/11/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 3/2/2019)