- Overall, we rate New Matilda Left Biased based on editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting based on proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: Australia 26/180
Founded in 2004, Newmatilda.com, commonly known as New Matilda, is a left-wing independent Australian website of news, analysis, and satire. According to their about page, “New Matilda is independent journalism at its best. The site has been publishing intelligent coverage of Australian and international politics, media and culture since 2004. You’ll find new stories on the homepage daily.” The current editor is Chris Graham.
Funded by / Ownership
New Matilda is owned by Cordell Media Pty Ltd and funded through advertising and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, New Matilda is a hybrid website that produces real news as well as satire. Articles and headlines contain moderately loaded language that favors the left such as this Trump’s Loss Leaves ScoMo Out In The Cold In A Warming World and this What Australia’s COVID-19 Panic-Buying Tells Us About Climate Change.
Editorially, they align with the progressive left in their defense of Julian Assange such as this Julian Assange Must Be Freed, Not Betrayed: John Pilger and with Timeline Of A Capitulation: How Morrison Finally Conceded Climate Change Makes Bushfires Worse. In general, the New Matilda covers news with a strong left-leaning bias in story selection but is well-sourced.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate New Matilda Left Biased based on editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting based on proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 12/15/2016) Updated (12/4/2020)