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Economic Times - Left Center Bias - Liberal - Democrat - CredibleLEFT-CENTER BIAS

These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal 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 liberal causes.  These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.

  • Overall, we rate the Economic Times Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.

Detailed Report

Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: India
World Press Freedom Rank: India 140/180

History

The Economic Times is an English-language, Indian daily newspaper published by the Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.. First published in 1961, it is the world’s second-most widely read English-language business newspaper, after the Wall Street Journal, with a readership of over 800,000. The current editor is Bodhisatva Ganguli.

Read our report on how media is influenced by Government in India.

Funded by / Ownership

The owner of the Economic Times is The Times Group, which also publishes the Times of India and is India’s largest media conglomerate. Revenue is derived through advertising.

Analysis / Bias

In 2019 Reporters Without Borders ranked India 140 out of 180 in their Press Freedom Index, stating “Violence against journalists – including police violence, attacks by Maoist fighters, and reprisals by criminal groups or corrupt politicians – is one of the most striking characteristics of the current state of press freedom in India.”

In review, The Economic Times primarily covers financial, economic and market news. Story selection and wording is often low biased such as this India to revamp scheme for states’ statistical capacity. This story is properly sourced. They also have a section that publishes political news, again with minimal bias in wording such as this Governments should respect freedom of press: Supreme Court. Editorially, The Economic Times does not report very negatively on Right leaning Prime Minister Modi, however they do offer some criticism such as this: Modi’s grand coal plan could be up against too big a barrier.

When reporting on USA politics they usually use the Associated Press as a source: Trump boasts Iranian general’s death was ‘American justice’.

A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.

Overall, we rate the Economic Times Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 5/18/2016) Updated (01/10/2020)

Source: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/

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