The National – Scotland

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LEFT-CENTER BIAS

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  • Overall, we rate The National Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to the use of credible sources and a clean fact-check record.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: United Kingdom (Scotland)
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY

History

The National is a newspaper based in Glasgow, Scotland. The paper mainly focuses on topics such as news and politics, lifestyle and culture, and local events and news related to Scotland.

Read our profile on UK media and government.

Funded by / Ownership

The National is operated by Newsquest Media Group Ltd., owned by the American mass media holding company Gannett, the publisher of USA Today. Advertising and subscription fees generate revenue.

Analysis / Bias

The National covers local news for Scotland through reporters with minimal bias, such as this Multinational fertiliser company extracting peat in planning breach, documents allege. Regarding sourcing, they rely on first-person accounts and large quotes, which is appropriate for a print publication.

National and international news is usually republished through reliable sources such as PA Media (national news agency for the UK and Ireland) and The Sunday Times.

Editorially, story selection and op-eds offer some balance; however, The National openly endorses the Center-Left Scottish National Party, which advocates for Scottish Independence from the United Kingdom. For example, Boost for Scottish independence as new poll puts Yes up four points. Generally, the news is fact-based and holds a left-leaning editorial bias.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years

Overall, we rate The National Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to the use of credible sources and a clean fact-check record. (M. Huitsing (10/23/2022)

Source: https://www.thenational.scot/

Last Updated on October 23, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check

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