The New Indian Express – Bias and Credibility

New Indian Express is Left Center Biased, liberal with high credibility and reliability.Factual Reporting: Mostly Factual - Mostly Credible and Reliable


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 appeals 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 New Indian Express Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them as Mostly Factual rather than High due to poor sourcing techniques.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Country: India
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MODERATE FREEDOM
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic



The New Indian Express is a daily English-language newspaper founded in 1932 in Chennai, India. The website and newspaper cover Indian national news as well as international, lifestyle, and entertainment news.

The Group is owned by Manoj Kumar Sonthalia, the grandson of the publication’s founder, Shri Ramnath Goenka. After Ramnath Goenka’s death in 1991, The Indian Express Group split into two companies. The northern editions kept the original name, while the southern editions became The New Indian Express. In addition to the print newspaper, The New Indian Express Group also operates the website, launched in 2011. 

Read our profile on Indian media and government.

Funded by / Ownership

Shri Manoj Kumar Sonthalia owns The Indian Express through Express Publications (Madurai) Private Limited, which also owns several other publications, including Dinamani, Kannada, Prabha, Samakalika Malayalam, Cinema Express, Indulgexpress, and Edex Live. The publications generate revenue through advertising.

Analysis / Bias

The New Indian Express often uses moderately loaded emotional language in its reporting, such as in the article “PM Modi doubles down on women empowerment.” This article does not contain hyperlinks and sources its information from the Prime Minister’s speech, experts, and the event itself without relying on additional sources or commentary. The article presents the news in a straightforward manner.

However, the article titled “How much money did Adani give to BJP?’: Rahul tears into the BJP government” contains emotionally loaded language in the headline, which uses the phrase “tears into” to describe Rahul Gandhi’s criticism of the BJP government. The body of the article presents the response of the accused party, BJP, to the allegations made by Rahul Gandhi without specifically refuting them. The article appears to contain a bias against the BJP government and is critical of their financial relationship with Adani Group. The article sources direct quotes from both Rahul Gandhi and BJP leaders.

On the other hand, the article titled “Caring, Sharing in Ramadan: ‘Sehri,’ ‘Iftar’ for fasting Muslims in Hospitals,” presents a positive story about a local NGO’s efforts to provide sehri and iftar meals to Muslim patients in hospitals in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The article quotes the NGO’s founder and hospital staff to provide additional information. It presents a positive narrative about efforts to care for the needs of Muslim patients during Ramadan without taking any political or social stance.

Regarding news about the USA, articles such as “Trump’s Indictment is a Double-Edged Sword for Global Order.” contain biased language with negative tones towards former president Trump. For example, the article refers to Trump’s policies as “hair-brained sanctions” and describes him as a “foul-mouthing narcissist.” The publication thoroughly sources its international news from the White House,, CNN, and the New York Times, Council on Foreign Relations, and NBC News.

In general, they hold a left-leaning editorial bias and usually present fact-based information with poor sourcing techniques.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years

Overall, we rate the New Indian Express Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them as Mostly Factual rather than High due to poor sourcing techniques. (M. Huitsing 04/12/2023)


Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check

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