These media sources are slight to moderately conservative in bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appealing 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 La Nacion right-center biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the right. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting rather than High due to a lack of transparency and in poor sourcing techniques.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Country: Costa Rica
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Launched in 1946, La Nacion is a daily newspaper published in San Jose, Costa Rica. La Nacion features general interest topics, interviews, entertainment, the latest sports news, and political analysis.
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Funded by / Ownership
Grupo Nacion is the owner of La Nacion; they also own several other publications such as The Tico Times and El Financiero. The ownership information of Grupo Nación is not transparent; however, Carlos González Jiménez serves as the chairman. Subscriptions and advertisements generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
La Nacion is known as the countries leading conservative paper.
In review, La Nacion publishes articles with emotionally loaded language such as “Carlos Alvarado raises the tone: Has anyone gone without eating avocado?” The article is about outgoing center-left president Carlos Alvarado; a quote from the article reads, “Immediately, the outgoing president reiterated while raising his voice: “Has anyone gone without eating avocado?”
In another article reporting about center-right president Rodrigo Chaves titled “Rodrigo Chaves eliminates FARO tests: “It’s not that we’ve thought about it, we’ve already made the decision,” the body of the article is balanced and neutral in tone. Both pieces used quotes to source, and they also did circular referencing by linking to themselves. Due to the limited availability of the articles, we could only analyze a few articles, but the articles we analyzed were balanced.
Generally, the news is reported factually and with minimal bias; however, they favor neoliberal economic positions editorially.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate La Nacion right-center biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the right. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting rather than High due to a lack of transparency and in poor sourcing techniques. (M. Huitsing 06/02/2022)
Last Updated on May 31, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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