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 News1130 & City News Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that favor the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: Canada 16/180
CKWX, known on-air as News1130 & City News is a Canadian 24-hour news radio station that serves the Greater Vancouver area and Lower Mainland, British Columbia. News 1130 first aired in 1923 as CFDC and its first owner was Arthur Halstead. News1130 & City News is headquartered in Vancouver, BC. According to their about page, News1130 & City News aims to deliver ‘“news, traffic, weather, sports and business information, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.” The Managing Editor is Dean Recksiedler.
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Funded by / Ownership
Rogers Communications owns News1130 & City News and it is funded through advertisement fees. Edward S. Rogers and the Rogers family is the owner of Rogers Communications. The President and Chief Executive Officer of Rogers is Joe Natale. For annual financial reports please see here.
Analysis / Bias
In review, News1130 & City News report original news such as “Most Canadians, Americans unwilling to travel until COVID-19 vaccine: polls.“ They also publish curated stories from the Associated Press and The Canadian Press such as “Virtual school: Teachers want to improve but training varies” and “First Nation, environmental groups seek leave to appeal Trans Mountain ruling.” News headlines typically utilize minimally loaded language such as this “ No Canadian should have to worry about paying rent amid COVID-19 pandemic: Trudeau”. Editorially, there is a strong left-leaning bias through the promotion of environmentalism, equality for LGBTQ, and praise for left-leaning Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. In general, News1130 & City News reports news factually and with proper sources, however editorially there is a clear left-leaning bias
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate News1130 & City News Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that favor the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (M. Huitsing 8/1/2020)
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