The Varsity

Last updated on October 2nd, 2021 at 06:40 pm

The Varsity - Left Center Bias - Liberal - Progressive - CredibleFactual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


LEFT-CENTER BIAS

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.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: Canada (14/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY

History

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.

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Funded by / Ownership

The paper is funded through the school and revenue 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 (10/2/2021)

Source: https://thevarsity.ca/

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