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 appeals 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 Tribune (India) as Right-Center biased due to their story selection and editorial positions that moderately favor the right. They are also rated Mixed for factual reporting due to poor sourcing techniques and a few failed fact-checks.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MIXED
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MODERATE FREEDOM
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
The Tribune (India) is an English-language newspaper based in India. It was founded in 1881 by Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia. The website provides news coverage of national and international events, focusing on politics, business, and sports. The Tribune has two sister publications: Punjabi Tribune (in Punjabi) and Dainik Tribune (in Hindi).
Funded by / Ownership
The Tribune (India) is owned and published by The Tribune Trust, a non-profit organization with Narinder Nath Vohra as its current president and S. S. Sodhi, S. S. Mehta, and Gurbachan Jagat as trustees. Revenue for the newspaper mainly comes from advertisements and subscriptions.
Analysis / Bias
When covering Indian national news, The Tribune (India) tends to be critical of left-leaning opposition Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. In a recent article titled “India is not Ukraine, Rahul’s statement violates Nehru’s policy and abandons Indira’s legacy,” the paper analyzes a statement made by Rahul Gandhi during his UK visit, where he compared India to Ukraine and Russia to China. However, the article does not provide a direct link to the speech or any other source quoting Rahul Gandhi’s comparison of India to Ukraine. In comparison, another article explains the same incident by Left-Center Indian news and media website The Wire: “What Rahul Gandhi Said in the UK and Why It Hit a Raw Nerve of the BJP’s,” provides details and sources the information.
The Tribune (India) presents positive coverage of the right-leaning PM Modi, as seen in their article titled “India shining on world stage, natural for anti-national forces to unite: PM Modi.” The Tribune (India) also reports on news critical of the ruling party, such as “Congress slams PM Modi over ‘suicide note’ joke, calls it ‘insensitive,” with sourcing done through quotes without hyperlinking. In general, more stories favor the right and utilize poor sourcing techniques.
Failed Fact Checks
- Paul McCartney endorsed CBD gummies. – False
- The cast of the “Shark Tank” TV show invested in keto gummies for weight loss. – False
- Two hundred and fifty ventilators issued by the central government are lying unutilized in a Punjab government warehouse. – Unproven
Overall, we rate The Tribune (India) as Right-Center biased due to their story selection and editorial positions that moderately favor the right. They are also rated Mixed for factual reporting due to poor sourcing techniques and a few failed fact-checks. (M. Huitsing 04/28/2023)
Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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