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, Il Giornale 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 poor sourcing of information.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: Italy 41/180
Milan based Il Giornale is an Italian daily newspaper launched in 1974 by Indro Montanelli and he remained its editor until 1994. The online version of the daily Il Giornale is located at Ilgiornale.it. Topics covered by Ilgiornale.it are News, Politics, Sports, Lifestyle, Culture, Milan, and the World. Under the world section, there is a sub-section called InsideOver, this section is crowd funded and its main focus is foreign issues. Alessandro Sallusti is the editor-in-chief of Il Giornale since 2010.
Funded by / Ownership
Il Giornale is owned by Former Prime Minister and Italian media mogul Silvio Berlusconi and his family. Revenue is derived through subscriptions and advertisements.
Analysis / Bias
In 2020, Reporters Without Borders ranked Italy 41/180 in their Press Freedom Index. Read our profile on Italy’s media and government. Currently, the Prime Minister of Italy is Giuseppe Conte who leans center-left due to a coalition government.
In review, Il Giornale publishes articles with emotionally loaded language such as “The center-right united in the square: “We give voice to Italy forgotten by the government”. This article is sourced through quotes and tweets. Although Il Giornale sometimes provides a hyperlink to credible sources such as The BMJ (British Medical Journal), they typically source through large blocks of quotes. Further, most of Il Giornale editorials criticize the Conte Government such as in this: “So only the mafias celebrate”. The editor criticizes the current Prime Minister by stating “The problem is that Conte relied on professors instead of entrepreneurs.” In the Il Giornale section called “Insideover” they publish articles with emotionally loaded language such as “Turkey Makes Another Risky Move in the Eastern Mediterranean”. This article is poorly sourced as well through quotes from analysts, however, there is not a hyperlink or the name of the analysts. A quote from the article reads “Expected Turkish drilling in the region will widen the scope of tension in it and put Ankara on a collision course with other countries, analysts said.” In general, they hold a right-leaning editorial bias and source information poorly.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate, Il Giornale 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 poor sourcing of information. (M. Huitsing 5/19/2020).
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