Ottawa Citizen

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Ottawa Citizen - Right Center BiasRIGHT-CENTER BIAS

These media sources are slightly to moderately conservative in 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 conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.

Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: Canada
World Press Freedom Rank: Canada 19/180


Founded in 1845, The Ottawa Citizen is an English-language daily broadsheet newspaper owned by Postmedia Network in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The Ottawa Citizen has changed ownership many times over the years and with each change there was a new direction in editorial bias. The current editor is Michelle Richardson.

Funded by / Ownership

The Ottawa Citizen is owned by the Postmedia Network, which owns several right leaning papers throughout Canada, with their flagship paper being the National Post. The Ottawa Citizen is funded through advertising and subscriptions.

Analysis / Bias

In review, the Ottawa Citizen covers local news via journalists and national news via The Canadian Press and International news through a variety of sources such as Bloomberg for business news, Associated Press and The Telegraph. All information is properly sourced to credible media outlets. 

Editorially, there is more negative articles regarding liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau than positive. While the Ottawa Citizen does criticize President Trump they do so lightly. In general, more stories favor the right editorially than the left, but there is a reasonable balance.

A factual search reveals the Ottawa Citizen has not failed a fact check.

Overall, we rate the Ottawa Citizen Right-Center biased based on some favoritism toward right leaning politics and High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record. (8/4/2017) Updated (D. Van Zandt 1/2/2019)