These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal 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 liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate La Repubblica Left-Center biased based on story selection and editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MODERATE FREEDOM
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Launched in 1976 by journalist Eugenio Scalfari and Carlo Caracciolo, La Repubblica is an Italian daily newspaper based in Rome, Italy. In addition to its national edition, La Repubblica has ten local editions (Bari, Bologna, Firenze, Genova, Milano, Napoli, Palermo, Parma, Roma, and Torino). Exor is the owner of La Repubblica, and John Elkann is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EXOR. Carlo Verdelli is currently the editor of La Repubblica. For the entire editorial board, see here.
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Funded by / Ownership
La Repubblica is owned by GEDI Gruppo Editoriale S.p.A. (La Stampa and 13 local newspapers), an Italian holding company owned by the De Benedetti family. However, recently La Repubblica was acquired by Exor (the holding company of the Agnelli family, which also owns Italian car company Fiat). John Elkann is the Chairman of Exor, and at the time of this analysis, the transition to new ownership is still ongoing. La Repubblica’s business model is based on subscriptions and advertising. For financial reports, see here.
Analysis / Bias
La Repubblica is generally regarded as politically leaning left.
In review, La Reppublica uses loaded emotional wording in headlines that favor former Prime Minister Conti (Center-Left ) “Prime Minister Conte arrives: on the eve of the visit to sick children and workers.” They also publish local news such as “Burst of thefts at home in Parma and in the province: two police arrests” and science news regarding space and the environment developments. Further, they conduct their interviews such as here. For the most part, they utilize credible sources such as Nasa.gov, The European Space Agency (esa.int.), and Reuters videos.
La Repubblica also owns online TV “RepTV” with themes such as “Cat stuck 20 meters high on the ring road barrier: the rescue”. When covering foreign politics pertaining to the USA, they typically are neutral and fact-based such as this: “The Chamber votes yes to impeachment. Trump: “An assault on America and the Republicans.”
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate La Repubblica Left-Center biased based on story selection and editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (M. Huitsing 12/28/2019) Updated (05/09/2022)
Last Updated on May 9, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check
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