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 using appeal 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 the Lethbridge Herald Left-Center biased based on 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.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: Canada 16/180
Founded in 1905, The Lethbridge Herald is the leading daily newspaper in greater Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. The current editors are Randy Jensen and Cameron Yoos.
Funded by / Ownership
The Lethbridge Herald is owned by Alta Newspaper Group, which is a Vancouver-based publisher of newspapers in Western Canada and Quebec. It owns three small daily newspapers and more than a dozen weeklies. Revenue is derived through advertising, subscription fees, and a paywall.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Lethbridge Herald reports local news through reporters with minimal bias such as this Man charged in standoff with RCMP makes first appearance. National news comes from the Canadian Press and world news from the Associated Press.
Editorially, more op-eds favor the left with very few negative articles regarding liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and many supporting pro-environmental changes such as this Alberta needs more clean-energy projects. In general, the news is reported factually and with a left-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate the Lethbridge Herald Left-Center biased based on 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. (D. Van Zandt 11/14/2016) Updated (10/7/2020)