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 using appeal 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 Tyee on the far end of Left-Center Biased based on liberal editorial bias and story selection that often favors the left. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting rather than High due to a failed fact check.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: Canada 16/180
Founded in 2003, The Tyee is a left-of-center independent online Canadian news magazine that primarily covers British Columbia. According to their about page they state “We’re devoted to fact-driven stories, reporting, and analysis that informs and enlivens our democratic conversation. Our reporting has changed laws, started movements, and garnered numerous awards.”
The current editor is Robyn Smith.
Funded by / Ownership
The Tyee is a nonprofit organization that is funded through donations and advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Tyee produces original journalism that utilizes moderate loaded language that favors the left such as this: ‘Together We Are Unstoppable.’ Thousands Join Greta Thunberg in Vancouver Climate Protest. This story is properly sourced to credible media. In another story, How Progressives Can Compete to Win Next Time, they again support the left and properly source to credible information from The Conversation.
Editorially, most stories favor the left and are properly sourced to credible media outlets or information.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate The Tyee on the far end of Left-Center Biased based on liberal editorial bias and story selection that often favors the left. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting rather than High due to a failed fact check. (D. Van Zandt 2/6/2017) Updated (08/23/2020)