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- Overall, we rate the Winnipeg Free Press Least Biased based on balanced news reporting and through 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.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: Canada 16/180
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, as well as 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, which is 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. 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. In general, the news is reported factually and with slight right-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate the Winnipeg Free Press Least Biased based on balanced news reporting and through 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)
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