These media sources are moderate to strongly biased toward liberal causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports, and omit information reporting that may damage liberal causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Left Bias sources.
- Overall, we rate Junkee Left Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that favor the Left. We also rate them Mostly Factual rather than High due to occasionally relying on sources that fail fact checks.
Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Launched in 2013, Junkee is the flagship title of Junkee Media, a youth-focused digital media company from Sydney/Australia. It covers various topics, including pop culture, news, politics, the internet, music, film, TV, and gaming. Piers Grove is the Managing Director.
Funded by / Ownership
Junkee was founded by Sound Alliance, now known as Junkee Media. RACAT group, which publishes Australian Geographic and owns TV production group Northern Pictures, also owns and operates Junkee. Revenue is derived from native advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Junkee publishes articles with emotionally loaded titles, with stories typically favoring the left, such as “A Brief History Of Scott Morrison Flip-Flopping On His Favourite Sports Teams.” and “I Won’t Be Silenced”: Mehreen Faruqi On Anti-Migrant Threats After Pauline Hanson’s Tweet.”
Scott Morrison is the former Right Center PM of Australia. Faruqi is the Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens. (Greens are a left-wing Australian political party). Junkee utilizes sources such as Daily Mail, The Guardian, and ABC News Australia.
Editorially, there is a left bias in topic positions such as this Trans People Are Under Attack In The US, Here’s What That Means For Australia, and Watch Sally Sitou Tear Apart The Coalition’s Climate Change Legacy. In general, Junkee holds left-leaning editorial views and reports news mostly factually but occasionally relies on poor sources.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Junkee Left Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that favor the Left. We also rate them Mostly Factual rather than High due to occasionally relying on sources that fail fact checks. (M. Huitsing 09/19/2022)
Last Updated on September 19, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check