These media sources are slightly to moderately conservative in 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 conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate the West Australian Right-Center biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor a conservative perspective. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The West Australian, widely known as The West, is the only locally edited daily newspaper published in Perth, Western Australia, and is owned by Seven West Media (SWM). The West is the second-oldest continuously produced newspaper in Australia, having been published since 1833.
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Funded by / Ownership
Seven West Media Limited owns the West Australian. “Seven West Media was created through the acquisition of Seven Media Group by West Australian Newspapers Holdings Limited (WAN).” Kerry Stokes is Executive Chairman and James Warburton, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Seven West Media Limited. Advertising derives revenue.
Analysis / Bias
The West Australian publishes news for Perth Australia and the surrounding region. Seven West Media is known to have a moderate conservative bias through the support of conservative Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Articles and headlines offer moderate loaded language such as this Australia has no choice but to be involved in a China war. World news is derived from other sources such as Bloomberg.
Editorially, op-eds favor the Morrison government through negative reporting on the labor party such as this Is McGowan’s GST battle all bluster? In general, the news is reported factually and with a right-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate the West Australian Right-Center biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor a conservative perspective. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 4/29/2017) Updated (4/30/2021)
Last Updated on December 31, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check
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