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 WalesOnline Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that mostly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH Country: United Kingdom World Press Freedom Rank: UK 33/180
Founded in 2008, WalesOnline is a news website for the newspapers, the Western Mail and South Wales Echo. The Western Mail was launched in 1869 and the South Wales Echo in 1884. According to their about page “We’ve established ourselves undoubtedly as Wales’ premier outlet for breaking news, from major road congestion to serious police incidents, and provide detailed coverage of courts and the justice system across Wales.” Further, they are a part of The Trust Project, which is a “consortium of top news companies that is developing transparency standards that help to easily assess the quality and credibility of journalism.” Some notable members of the Trust Project are: The Economist, The Globe and Mail, Independent Journal Review, Italy’s La Repubblica and La Stampa, Reach Plc and The Washington Post.
Funded by / Ownership
WalesOnline is owned by Reach plc (formerly known as Trinity Mirror) which is a British newspaper, magazine and digital publisher. The website is funded through advertising.
Overall, we rate WalesOnline Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that mostly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 11/14/2019)