These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal 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 liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate Global News Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: Canada 16/180
Founded in 1994, Global News is the news and current affairs division of Global Television Network in Canada, overseeing all local and national news programming on the network’s fifteen owned-and-operated stations. According to their about page “Globalnews.ca offers Canadians from coast to coast a host of news and information – from breaking news in their community to deep engaging content that puts complex world issues in perspective.” You can also view their staff listing on the about page.
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Funded by / Ownership
Global News is owned by Corus Entertainment, which is a Canadian mass media and broadcasting company and spin-off of Shaw Communications. Revenue is generated through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Global News appears to be very fair, balanced, well-sourced, and factual in their reporting. Local news is written through staff writers and contains minimally loaded language such as this: Penticton shootings: John Brittain charged with murder following B.C. shooting spree. World News is also written by Global News writers as well as from Reuters and the Associated Press. Those articles that are not direct carryovers do contain a slight Left Bias, although the reporting is, again, well-sourced and factual. This review is only based on GN’s political reporting, and while this reviewer is no expert on Canadian politics, the articles I read on those subjects appeared to have a slight Left Bias as well.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate Global News Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Kelley 12/1/2017) Updated (12/23/2020)