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 Courier-Mail Right-Center biased based on story selection that slightly favors the right and High for factual reporting based on proper sourcing.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: Australia 26/180
Founded in 1846, The Courier-Mail is a daily tabloid newspaper published in Brisbane, Australia. The current editor is Sam Weir.
Funded by / Ownership
The Courier-Mail is owned by News Corp Australia and is funded through subscriptions and advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Courier-Mail is a newspaper that utilizes journalists for local news, and for international news, they source the AP as well as News Corp writers. There is the moderate use of loaded words in headlines such as this: Election timetable sharpens MPs’ minds. Sourcing for this article comes from the least biased AP. When it comes to USA news The Courier-Mail does not have a favorable opinion of USA President Donald Trump, but this does not convey a right or left bias as many affiliated with the right-center is opposed to President Trump. However, when it comes to Australian politics, they tend to favor a more free market right leaning policy.
A factual search reveals that the Courier-Mail has never failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate the Courier-Mail Right-Center biased based on story selection that slightly favors the right and High for factual reporting based on proper sourcing. (4/29/2017) Updated (D. Van Zandt 11/28/2018)
Last Updated on October 20, 2020 by Media Bias Fact Check