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Regina Leader-Post - 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.

  • Overall, we rate the Regina Leader-Post Right-Center biased based on republishing National Post content and right leaning editorial bias. We also rate them high for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.

Detailed Report

Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: Canada
World Press Freedom Rank: Canada 18/180

History

Founded in 1883, The Regina Leader-Post is the daily broadsheet newspaper of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, and a member of the Postmedia Network.

Funded by / Ownership

Postmedia is a Canadian news media company that owns daily newspapers in every major city from Montreal to Vancouver, which includes the National PostToronto SunCalgary HeraldEdmonton JournalCalgary Sun, Daily Herald-Tribune, Edmonton Sun, and The Winnipeg Sun.

Chatham Asset Management, a New Jersey based hedge fund holds a large equity stake in Postmedia and majority ownership of American Media Inc. which owns the National EnquirerDavid Pecker, who owns American Media, Inc. joined the Postmedia board, and then resigned from the board of Postmedia in 2018, due to his involvement of hush payments on behalf of his “friends” including President Trump and Harvey Weinstein.

According to the National Observer, PostMedia is in a downward spiral. After Postmedia announced a $1.4M loss for the last quarter of 2018, Paul Godfrey stepped down as CEO of the Postmedia Network and was replaced by Andrew MacLeod, as of 1/10/2019. Godfrey, will remain as executive chair. Godfrey was also criticized for cutting 800 full-time jobs across Postmedia in 2016, while earning an annual salary of $1.7 million. For a list of directors and upper management please see here.

The Regina Leader-Post is subscription based and revenue is primarily from print and digital advertising and subscription fees.

Analysis / Bias

In review, the Regina Leader-Post reports local news from journalists in the field and national/international news via the right leaning National Post and the least biased Associated Press. All information tends to be properly sourced to credible media. Editorially, there is a right leaning bias in story selection. For example, many editorials are opposed to Justin Trudeau. A sample editorial reads like this: Editorial: More show than substance in Liberal visit.

A factual search reveals the Regina Leader-Post has never failed a fact check.

Overall, we rate the Regina Leader-Post Right-Center biased based on republishing National Post content and right leaning editorial bias. We also rate them high for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 1/15/2019)

Source: https://leaderpost.com

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