These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appeals to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
- Overall, we rate PressReader Least Biased based on aggregating news from both left-leaning and right-leaning sources. We also rate them mostly factual due to sometimes using sources that have a history of failing fact checks.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: EXCELLENT
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
PressReader is a digital aggregator, an “all-you-can-read platform of newspapers and magazines,” that offers online access to newspapers and magazines from various countries and languages. The website was launched in 1999 as Newspaper Direct and was later rebranded as PressReader in 2014. PressReader converts newspapers and magazines into digital formats and offers access to various publications, including The Economist, Bloomberg, Foreign Affairs, Los Angeles Times, and Forbes. PressReader headquarters is in Vancouver, Canada.
Funded by / Ownership
Alexander Kroogman is the co-founder and Executive Director, and Ruairí Doyle is the CEO. The website does not disclose ownership. PressReader generates revenue from advertising and subscription fees. The website offers various subscription plans to users who wish to access premium content.
Analysis / Bias
PressReader is a digital newsstand that offers users access to a wide range of newspapers and magazines worldwide. PressReader collects and delivers full issues of premium newspapers and magazines from various sources, including The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Globe and Mail, El Pais, Le Figaro, Newsweek, Vogue, Bloomberg Businessweek, and People.
There is no evidence of bias in its reporting or editorial content, as it is an aggregator of news and information rather than a content creator. The website does not present its own editorial opinions or take a stance on political issues. In general, PressReader relies on mostly credible sources; however, some of the sources they use have failed fact checks, such as the Guardian.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years; however, some sources they aggregate have failed fact checks.
Overall, we rate PressReader Least Biased based on aggregating news from both left-leaning and right-leaning sources. We also rate them mostly factual due to sometimes using sources that have a history of failing fact checks. (M. Huitsing 04/29/2023)
Last Updated on June 30, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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