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 Chosun Ilbo Right-Center Biased based on one-sided conservative nationalist reporting. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to poor sourcing techniques, a lack of transparency, and a failed fact check.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: South Korea (42/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1920 by Sin Sogu, The Chosun Ilbo is a daily English-language newspaper based in Seoul, South Korea. Chosun Media Group owns The Chosun Ilbo, and Sang-Hoon Bang is President and CEO. They lack transparency as they do not name an editor.
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Analysis / Bias
The Chosun Ilbo often uses loaded words in their headlines that are charged with emotion, such as “Moon’s Carbon Neutrality Plans Are Pipe Dreams,” “Ruling Party Is Tainted with Lawmakers’ Corruption,” and “Opposition Sweeps By-Elections in Blow to Ruling Party.” When reporting South Korean national news, The Chosun Ilbo’s reporting favor the opposition party (right-center People Power Party-PPP) with a positive tone such as “New Members Flock to PPP After Young Leader’s Election.”
Editorially, The Chosun Ilbo has a strong right-center bias and often presents critical views of current President Moon Jae-in (Ruling Left-Center Democratic Party-DP), also known as (Minjoo Party). For example, from their headlines over the years “Moon’s Approval Plummets Among Young Women,” “Moon’s Approval Rating Plummets,” and “Why Should Taxpayers Pay for Moon’s Folly?“ When it comes to sourcing, they rarely provide links to their sources, making it difficult to verify the context and accuracy of stories.
International news is typically covered by The Voice of America (VOA). In general, The Chosun Ilbo reports national news with a right-center bias and holds a strong right-biased nationalist conservative editorial perspective.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate The Chosun Ilbo Right-Center Biased based on one-sided conservative nationalist reporting. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to poor sourcing techniques, a lack of transparency, and a failed fact check. (M. Huitsing 6/29/2021)