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 appeals 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 ITV News slightly right-center biased based on wording and story selection that is sometimes negative against Labour. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a reasonable fact check record.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: United Kingdom
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: TV Station
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Launched in 1955, ITV is an independent TV station based in the United Kingdom. ITV News has the second-largest television news audience in the United Kingdom, second only to BBC News. The website features news, which is the purpose of this review.
The website lacks transparency as they do not name authors.
Funded by / Ownership
ITV plc and STV Group plc own ITV. Revenue is derived through TV advertising licensing of programming; however, the website does not carry advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, news reporting on the website is often low biased and does not use loaded emotional language like this: Skies over the UK fall silent as air traffic falls by almost 90% compared with last year. The website does offer op-eds and covers politics with again minimal bias such as this: Tories and Greens under investigation over EU election spending returns.
In searching numerous articles related to politics, we found a negative tone toward labour and the left in general, such as this Jeremy Corbyn failed to win power but turned Labour to the left. A quote from the article reads Boris Johnson’s blunt “get Brexit done” message smashed all before it, and Mr. Corbyn’s hopes of a socialist victory were left buried under the collapse of Labour’s so-called “red wall” in Wales and Northern England.” Further, a Reuters institute survey found that 61% of respondents trust their news coverage and 24% do not, ranking them #2 in trust of the major UK news providers. In general, news reporting is factual with a very slight right bias in wording and story selection.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate ITV News slightly right-center biased based on wording and story selection that is sometimes negative against Labour. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a reasonable fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 7/9/2016) Updated (03/23/2022)
Last Updated on May 26, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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