Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
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+ million.
Funded by / Ownership
The Globe and Mail are owned by The Woodbridge Company Limited, a Canadian private holding company based in Toronto and the principal and controlling shareholder (62.35%) of Thomson Reuters. Subscriptions and advertising fund the newspaper.
Analysis / Bias
The Globe and Mail report local news through 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 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. Finally, a Reuters institute survey found that 66% of respondents trust their news coverage and 13% do not, ranking them #6 in trust among the major English language Canadian news providers. In general, they report news factually and with a right-leaning political bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
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 03/28/2022)
Last Updated on March 28, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check
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