These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using an appeal to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
- Overall, we rate the Winnipeg Free Press Least Biased based on balanced news reporting and a reasonably balanced editorial page that slightly leans conservative. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: EXCELLENT
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1872, the Winnipeg Free Press is a daily broadsheet newspaper in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. It provides coverage of local, provincial, national, and international news and sports, business, and entertainment. The current editor is Paul Samyn.
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Funded by / Ownership
The Winnipeg Free Press is owned by FP Canadian Newspapers Limited Partnership, a publicly-traded company that currently owns 5 newspapers in Canada. Revenue is derived through advertising and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Winnipeg Free Press covers local news through reporters with minimal bias, such as this Coming weeks key in city’s COVID-19 fight: experts. The national news is primarily derived from the Canadian Press and world news through the Associated Press.
Editorially, the Winnipeg Free Press clearly labels opinion pieces and tends to provide balanced viewpoints. For example, in 2015, they chose not to endorse a party for the Prime Minister elections. A review of numerous op-eds reveals that both sides are represented with slightly more that favors a conservative perspective. The news is generally reported factually and with slight right-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Winnipeg Free Press Least Biased based on balanced news reporting and a reasonably balanced editorial page that slightly leans conservative. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 10/13/2020) Updated (05/31/2022)
Last Updated on May 18, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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