The Australian

The Australian - Right Center Bias - Mostly Credible - ConservativeFactual Reporting: Mixed - Not always Credible or Reliable


RIGHT-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 appealing 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 Australian Right-Center biased based on story selection and editorial positions that favor the right. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to two failed facts and questionable reporting on climate change.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: Australia
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY

History

The Australian is a broadsheet newspaper published in Australia from Monday to Saturday since 14 July 1964.  It is the biggest-selling national newspaper in the country. In October 2018, it was announced that Chris Dore, former editor of The Daily Telegraph, would be taking over as editor-in-chief.

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Funded by / Ownership 

The Australian is owned by News Corp Australia, a subsidiary of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. Revenue is derived through advertising and a subscription paywall.

Analysis / Bias

In review, The Australian publishes news with story selection that moderately favors the right. There is the moderate use of loaded language such as this: ‘Democracy put in danger,’ and ABC ‘wants to skate over socialist failure’ in Venezuela. The Australian also integrates content from overseas newspapers owned by News Corp Australia’s international parent News Corp, including the right-leaning Wall Street Journal and The Times of London. Editorially, there is a distinct conservative bias in topic positions. Further, they often minimize and question the consensus of science on climate change, as evidenced by the failed fact check below.

Finally, a Reuters institute survey found that 55% of respondents trust their news coverage and 17% do not, ranking them #8 in trust of the major Australian news providers.

Failed Fact Checks

Overall, we rate The Australian Right-Center biased based on story selection and editorial positions that favor the right. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to two failed facts and questionable reporting on climate change. (8/14/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 03/23/2022)

Source: https://www.theaustralian.com.au/

This poll is for entertainment purposes and does not change our overall rating.

Last Updated on March 23, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check

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