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 Varsity Left-Center biased based on editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The Varsity, founded in 1880, is a student newspaper from the University of Toronto/Canada. They have six sections which are news, comment, features, arts, science, and sports. The Varsity is entirely student-run and is funded through advertising and a student levy.
Funded by / Ownership
The paper is funded through the school, and revenue is through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
The Varsity, in its editorials, uses minimally loaded headlines such as “Condemning hatred in Charlottesville is just the beginning. Media organizations and educational institutions must avoid equivocation when encountering white supremacy”. They typically link to verifiable media sources such as CNBC and BBC. They also source through quotations and interviews. With story selection, The Varsity tends to favor the left slightly.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate The Varsity Left-Center biased based on editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (M. Huitsing 9/12/2017) Updated (12/31/2022)
Last Updated on December 31, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check