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 The Korea Herald mixed for factual reporting due to failed fact checks and right-center biased based on national reporting.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: South Korea
World Press Freedom Rank: South Korea 42/180
Notes: The Korea Herald is a government-subsidized daily English-language newspaper founded in 1953 and published in Seoul, South Korea. Hwang Jang-jin is the Editor-in-Chief for The Korea Herald. The Publisher is Lee Young-man.
Funded by / Ownership
The Korea Herald is subsidized by the government and operated by Herald Corporation. The paper is funded through advertising and paid subscriptions.
Analysis / Bias
The Korea Herald often uses loaded words in their headlines that are charged with emotion, such as Putin negative on sanctions. When reporting stories about the USA there is a left-center bias, such as this: Trump risk. However, when reporting South Korean national news there is a right-center bias. Unfortunately, they rarely provide links to their sources, which makes it difficult to verify the context and accuracy of stories. International news is typically covered by the Associated Press. A factual search also reveals they have published some false claims.
Overall, we rate The Korea Herald mixed for factual reporting due to failed fact checks and right-center biased based on national reporting. (M. Huitsing 9/14/2017) Updated (5/17/2020)