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 appealing 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 Week UK Left-Center Biased based on story selection that slightly favors the left. 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
Country: United Kingdom
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The Week UK was launched by Jolyon Connell and Jeremy O’Grady in 1995. It has US and UK Editions, with the UK Edition launched in 1995.
The Week is a newsweekly website that covers the topics of News, Sports, Business, and Technology. The Week also has the magazine edition which is subscription only. The Week UK edition is headquartered in London, United Kingdom.
Funded by / Ownership
The Week UK was owned by Future Publications when it was purchased from Dennis Publishing Ltd, founded by Felix Dennis. In July 2018, Exponent, a British private equity firm, acquired Dennis Publishing Ltd. The Week relies on digital advertising and subscriptions for revenue.
Analysis / Bias
This review covers the UK web edition only. The Week UK publishes political news with minimally loaded language, such as Brexit: pros and cons of leaving the EU. This article presents both sides fairly and utilizes credible sources such as The Economist. When reporting on US politics, there is a left-leaning bias in story selection and use of loaded words such as this: Donald Trump thwarted by White House ‘resistance’. This article is also properly sourced to the left-leaning New York Times. In general, The Week UK publishes summarized news stories that contain a slight left-leaning bias and proper sourcing.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate The Week UK Left-Center Biased based on story selection that slightly favors the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 3/2/2019) Updated (12/31/2022)
Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check