These media sources are slight to moderately conservative in 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 conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate the Wetaskiwin Times Right-Center Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that favor the right. 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 Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The Wetaskiwin Times is a newspaper published in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada. wetaskiwin.com is the online domain that covers local, national, business, and sports news.
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Funded by / Ownership
The Wetaskiwin Times is owned by PostMedia, which owns numerous right-leaning media outlets throughout Canada. According to a report in the left-leaning CanadaLand, the PostMedia Network has directed its publications to be more “reliably conservative.” Chatham Asset Management, a New Jersey-based hedge fund, holds a large equity stake in PostMedia. The newspaper generates revenue through advertising and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Wetaskiwin Times reports local and regional news through journalists with minimal loaded words like this: Council considering local panhandling bylaw. The national news is derived primarily from the Canadian Press and National Post, whereas world news comes from multiple sources such as Reuters, Washington Post, and Bloomberg. Generally, straight news reporting is factual and presents minimal biased wording; however, story selection tends to lean right.
Editorially, there is a clear right-leaning bias with commentaries. While the Wetaskiwin Times does offer opposing viewpoints, on the whole, more editorials favor the conservative right.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Wetaskiwin Times Right-Center Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that favor the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 03/17/2023)
Last Updated on March 17, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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