Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: Canada 16/180
Founded in 1844, The Globe and Mail is a nationally distributed Canadian broadsheet newspaper, based in Toronto and printed in six cities across the country. With a weekly readership of 2,018,923 in 2015.
Funded by / Ownership
The Globe and Mail is owned by The Woodbridge Company Limited, which is a Canadian private holding company based in Toronto, and the principal and controlling shareholder (62.35%) of Thomson Reuters. The newspaper is funded through a subscription and advertising model.
Analysis / Bias
The Globe and Mail report local news through the use of field journalists, while World news is primarily syndicated via the Associated Press and Reuters. News headlines and articles contain minimal loaded words and are well-sourced. However, editorials do utilize sensational headlines: No Justin Trudeau Shouldn’t go Grovelling to Saudi Arabia. Editorially, The Globe and Mail have a history of endorsing slightly more conservative candidates than liberal.
A factual search reveals that The Globe and Mail has a clean IFCN fact-checking record.
Overall, we rate The Globe and Mail slightly Right-Center biased due to editorial positions and High for factual reporting based on proper sourcing. (7/27/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 8/10/2018)