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 India Times Right-Center biased based on story selection that slightly favors the right and Mixed for factual reporting due to poor sourcing and overly sensationalized headlines.
Factual Reporting: MIXED Country: India World Press Freedom Rank: India 140/180
Launched in 1998, India Times is an Indian news and media websites based in India. The focus of the website is on news, politics, sports, culture and entertainment, lifestyle, Bollywood Gossip, and technology. In their own words they describe themselves as “Indiatimes is the world’s largest lifestyle network.” The Times Group owns the India Times via its digital arm, Times Internet. Indu Jain is the Chairperson of The Times Group and the CEO of Times Internet is Gautam Sinha.Currently, India Times’ editor-in-chief is Kabeer Sharma.
The Times Group (Bennett Coleman and Company Limited) owns Times Internet (digital venture of the Times Group), which owns many brands under its umbrella includingIndia Times. The Times Group is India’s largest media and entertainment group.
In 2018, exchange4media conducted an interview with the CEO of Times Internet, Gautam Sinha, who states that revenue is derived from “Advertisements, classifieds, transactions, subscriptions.” The Bureau of Outreach & Communication details the guidelines for Government advertising, which consists of a significant portion of advertising revenue for Indian Newspapers.
Analysis / Bias
In 2019, Reporters Without Borders ranked India 140 in their Press Freedom Index, which is borderline completely lacking press freedom.
Overall, we rate India Times Right-Center biased based on story selection that slightly favors the right and Mixed for factual reporting due to poor sourcing and overly sensationalized headlines. (M. Huitsing 6/20/2019)