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
World Press Freedom Rank: Canada 19/180
Founded in 1902 as The Saskatoon Phoenix, The StarPhoenix is a daily newspaper published in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. The StarPhoenix delivers breaking news, business, opinion, sports, art, lifestyles and more. Heather Persson is the editor of the Saskatoon StarPhoenix.
Funded by / Ownership
The paper is owned by the right leaning Canadian news media company Postmedia Network Inc and is funded through an advertising and subscription model.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the StarPhoenix reports locals news through journalists on the beat and national/international news through the right leaning National Post and the least biased Associated Press. All information is properly sourced. Editorially, most news articles favor the right.
The StarPhoenix currently has a right-center bias in reporting coverage and story word choices, for example they publish highly critical Trudeau opinion pieces such as “Trudeau embarrasses Canadians” and they use loaded language such as “As citizens, there is nothing that we can do to prevent Justin Trudeau from behaving like a chump, embarrassing himself and being regarded as an international laughing stock. “ and “Trudeau government’s needless obsession with gender is exhausting.”
The StarPhoenix typically sources poorly as they source through quoting rather than providing links to their assertions in opinion pieces, whereas they utilize credible media sources when publishing national and international news stories such as the Canadian Press and Associated Press, therefore we rate them high for factual news reporting overall, but mixed for local reporting and right-center biased based on editorial and opinion positions. (M. Huitsing 4/15/2018) Updated (11/30/2018)