These media sources are slight to moderately conservative in bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appealing to emotion or stereotypes) to favor conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate The Northern Light Right-Center Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that favor the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The Northern Light is a newspaper published in Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada. tj.news/northern-light is the online domain that covers local, national, business, and sports news.
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Funded by / Ownership
The Northern Light is owned by PostMedia, which owns numerous right-leaning media outlets throughout Canada. According to a report in the left-leaning CanadaLand, the PostMedia Network has directed its publications to be more “reliably conservative.” Chatham Asset Management, a New Jersey-based hedge fund, holds a large equity stake in PostMedia. The newspaper generates revenue through advertising and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Northern Light reports local and regional news through journalists with minimal loaded words like this: City opens Youghall Beach Park for the Season. The national news is derived primarily from the Canadian Press and National Post, whereas world news comes from multiple sources such as Reuters, Washington Post, and Bloomberg. Generally, straight news reporting is factual and presents minimal biased wording; however, story selection tends to lean right.
Editorially, there is a clear right-leaning bias with commentaries. While The Northern Light does offer opposing viewpoints, on the whole, more editorials favor the conservative right.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate The Northern Light Right-Center Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that favor the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 07/08/2023)
Last Updated on July 24, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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