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News Sources

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Eduard Castellano

Eduard Castellano

"Me too, hehe"
Fiona Apps

Fiona Apps

"Well I'll stop suggesting it then! :p"
Eduard Castellano

Eduard Castellano

"I did! :P"
Eduard Castellano

Eduard Castellano

"That's very interesting Claudia. Mayb..."

Welcome to News Sources

This is a community-inspired and community-led project, separate from the list of sources WikiTribune staff journalists use.

The WikiTribune community will write brief explainers for news sources. This project is meant to help the community better understand the ideological position of the news sources they are reading. Guidelines, tips, and ideas are all mutable so please edit and improve.

Guidelines and tips

  1. When writing, remember to abide by our style and neutrality guidelines.
  2. Group by country, sorted alphabetically.
  3. Short introduction for each newspaper/agency.
  4. Provide a link to Wikipedia for more detailed information.
  5. Mention the owner(s) and how it is funded.
  6. Elaborate on political views and ideology
  7. List controversies if any. Claims must be well-referenced and objective.
  8. When discussing the political views of a publication, make sure assertions are well-referenced.

 

Resources

 

Index

  1. France
    1. Le Figaro
    2. Le Monde
    3. Le Parisien
  2. Germany
    1. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ)
    2. neues deutschland (nd)
    3. Spiegel online (SPON)
    4. Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ)
    5. die tageszeitung (taz)
    6. Die Welt
  3. Hong Kong
    1. FactWire
  4. Spain
    1. ABC
    2. El Confidencial
    3. El Diario
    4. El Mundo
    5. El País
    6. El Salto
    7. InfoLibre
    8. La Razón
    9. Público
  5. United Kingdom
    1. BBC News
    2. The Guardian
    3. Financial Times
    4. Private Eye
  6. United States
    1. The New York Times
    2. The Washington Post
    3. Politico

 

France


Le Figaro

Le Figaro is the oldest daily morning newspaper published in Paris which is one of only two French newspapers of record and one of the most widely respected across the world.

Owner
Dassault Group

How it is funded

 

Political views

Right, Guallism, Liberal conservatism

Controversies

 

 

Le Monde

Le Monde is a daily afternoon newspaper published in Paris which is only one of two French newspapers of record and one of the most widely respected across the world.

Owner
La Vie-Le Monde Group (French)

How it is funded

 

Political views

Center-left

Controversies

 

Le Parisien

Le Parisien is the most widely-circulated daily newspaper in France, which covers national and international news as well as local news out of Paris.Owner

Éditions Philippe Amaury

How it is funded

 

Political views

Neutral

Controversies

 

 

Germany


Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ)

See: Wikipedia article

See also: detailed information by the Institute for Media and Communication Policy (in German)

Owner

 

How it is funded

 

Political views

 

Controversies

 

 

neues Deutschland (nd)

See: Wikipedia article

Owner

Communio Beteiligungsgenossenschaft eG (50%),
Föderative Verlags-, Consulting- und Handelsgeselllschaft mbH – FEVAC (50%).
FEVAC has three members: Thomas Nord (90,35%), the Federal Treasurer of the Left Party (Partei DIE LINKE), Uwe Hobler, Treasurer of the Verein der Bundestagsfraktion DIE LINKE e.V., and Ruth Kampa. The Left Party holds 100% of the share capital of FEVAC.

How it is funded

 

Political views

Democratic socialist, center-left to left spectrum, non-partisan

Controversies

 

 

Spiegel Online (SPON)

See: Wikipedia article

Owner

 

How it is funded

 

Political views

 

Controversies

 

 

Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ)

See: Wikipedia article
See also: detailed information by the Institute for Media and Communication Policy (in German)

Owner

Süddeutscher Verlag GmbH, itself mainly owned by:
Südwestdeutsche Medienholding (81,3%), itself mainly owned by Medien Union GmbH Ludwigshafen (47;5%), owned by Peter and Thomas Schaub (50% each of them)

How it is funded

Political views

Considered as social liberal or liberal / centre-left

Controversies

 

die tageszeitung (taz)

See: Wikipedia article
See also: detailed information by the Institute for Media and Communication Policy (in German)

Owner

How it is funded

Political views

Controversies

 

Die Welt

See: Wikipedia article
See also: detailed information by the Institute for Media and Communication Policy (in German)

Owner

How it is funded

Political views

Controversies

 

 

Hong Kong


FactWire

FactWire is currently the only news agency founded locally. It was established on 18 August 2015 after receiving the seed fund from 3,300 Hong Kong residents from the crowdfunding platform FringeBacker.

Owner

Funded by Ng Hiu Tung

How it is funded

By crowdfunding

Political views

Neutral

Controversies

 

 

Spain


ABC

ABC is the oldest and third largest newspaper of Spain and one of three Madrid dailies considered to be national newspapers of record for Spain.

Owner

Grupo Vocento

How it is funded

Political views

Conservatism, Nationalist, Monarchism, Right Wing

Controversies

 

 

InfoLibre

Wikipedia reference.

Owner

How it is funded

Political views

Controversies

 

 

El Confidencial

Owner

How it is funded

Political views

Controversies

 

El Diario

Owner

How it is funded

Political views

Controversies

 

El Mundo

El Mundo is the second largest newspaper of Spain and one of three Madrid dailies considered to be national newspapers of record for Spain.

Owner

Unidad Editorial S. A.

How it is funded

Political views

Liberal, Center-right, Right Wing

Controversies

 

El País

El País is the most circulated daily newspaper in Spain and one of three Madrid dailies considered to be national newspapers of record for Spain.

Owner

PRISA

How it is funded

 

Political views

Center, Center-left. Leaned to the right since PP came to power.

Controversies

  • There are signs of being biased towards Spain’s governing party PP, sources: [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6].

 

El Salto

Owner El Salto is a project promoted by the Diagonal newspaper and more than 20 communicative projects.

How it is funded El Salto is a project promoted by the Diagonal newspaper and more than 20 communicative projects throughout the State to launch a new medium with more resources and aimed at a broad audience. Wikipedia referenceNewspaper about info.

Political views 

Controversies

 

 

Público

Owner

How it is funded

Political views

Controversies

 

La Razón

Owner

How it is funded

Political views

Controversies

 

United Kingdom


BBC News

Owner

British public

How it is funded

Mostly funded by the British television licence fee, as well as by sales of BBC programmes and services.

Political views

Does not officially support any one political party. The Wikipedia article Criticism of the BBC provides more detail.

Controversies

See: BBC controversies on Wikipedia.

Recently:

  • Accusations of bias towards the pro-Unionist campaign during the Scottish independence referendum in 2014. (Wikipedia, The Independent)
  • Complaint from the Labour Party after their MP resigned on live TV, with accusations that it had been orchestrated by the BBC to increase viewership (Wikipedia, BBC)

 

The Guardian

Owner

Guardian Media Group

How it is funded

The newspaper runs at a loss, and is in part financially dependent on other profit-making activities within the Guardian Media Group.

Since 2014, it has an optional subscription scheme for supporters.

Political views

Claimed to be center-left according to its Wikipedia article.

Controversies

 

Financial Times

Owner

How it is funded

Political views

Controversies

 

Private Eye

Private Eye is the UK’s best-selling news and current affairs magazine, featuring humour, social and political observations and investigative journalism. Private Eye on Wikipedia

Owner

Pressdram

How it is funded

 

Political views

Politically neutral. Focuses on exposing corruption and incompetence within all parties at all levels.

Controversies

Numerous. See Wikipedia article for further information.

 

United States


The New York Times

The New York Times (NYT or “The Times“) is a major daily newspaper headquartered in New York City, New York.  Describing itself as a global media organization in its 2016 Annual Report, The Times has amassed 122 Pulitzer Prizes based on its recognized journalistic excellence.

The New York State Library chronology on The Times states that it was established on September 18, 1851 as The New-York Daily Times.  The name was changed to The New York Times on September 14, 1857.  In 1852, The Times claimed to be “the only Republican paper in New York.”  The Times was sold to The New York Times Publishing Company April 13, 1893, and one day later, Charles R. Miller, the editor, and then president of the company, stated that “The Times will be a Democratic paper.”  The Times ‘ slogan – “All the News That’s Fit to Print” – first appeared October 25, 1896 on the editorial page.  In 1897 the slogan was moved to page one and remains there today.

As of the third quarter of 2017, reported in Item 2 of the NYT Security and Exchange Commission (SEC)  10-Q filing, the approximate number of digital subscriptions was 2,487,000; news product subscriptions 2,132,000, and other product subscriptions 355,000.

Read more on Wikipedia’s The New York Times article.

Owner

Arthur O. Sulzberger, Jr.

Chairman, The New York Times Company

Publisher, The New York Times

How it is funded

Revenues are reported in the SEC Form 10-Q of November 1 , 2017 as primarily from subscriptions, advertising, and other sources (including but not limited to affiliate referrals, e-commerce, building rental, and digital archives).  A search of the US General Services Administration’s Federal Procurement Data System reveals that The New York Times Company has presently, or previously had, contracts with the Federal government for a variety of services, including subscriptions.

The New York Times Company stock (NYT) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange .

Political views

The New York Times is characterized as “left center” by Media Bias/Fact Check and “lean left” by AllSides.

The Wikipedia article on The New York Times, explains that the paper’s editorial stance has frequently been considered as liberal.  The paper has a Politics/Opinion web page with the subheading: “Strong arguments and cogent analysis from left, right and beyond” that carries editorials, op-ed contributions, opinions, and letters.

Controversies

Wikipedia devotes a full article to New York Times controversies with numerous references and external links for the reader to explore each issue in more detail.

 

The Washington Post

The Washington Post (The Post, TWP, WaPo) is a daily newspaper published in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Capitol. The Post journalists cover local, nationwide, and international stories. The Post is described as the “dominant” newspaper in D.C. and “one of the greatest newspapers” in the U.S.  Established in 1877 by Stilson Hutchins, a Democrat, the first paper was published December 6 with a circulation of 10,000, was four pages in length, and sold for three cents per copy. As of December 15, 2017, The Post reports that it has 2 million print readers per week, 95 million unique visitors nationwide and 22 million international visitors to the website per month.

A timeline published by Britannica Encyclopedia, outlines the Graham Family stewardship of The Post.  Eugene Meyer (father of Kathryn Graham) purchased the floundering paper in 1933, rebuilt it through emphasis on accurate, thorough, well-written reporting and established an independent editorial posture. Meyer’s son-in-law, Philip Graham, took the reins in 1946, further building the prestige of The Post. Following Graham’s death from suicide in 1963, his wife, Katherine Graham took over leadership of The Post. Her son, Donald Graham took over as publisher in 1979.

Jeffery (Jeff) P. Bezos, founder of Amazon.com, purchased the WP Company LLC, (doing business as The Washington Post) and affiliated publications for $250 million in 2013, through Nash Holdings, LLC. Nash Holdings, LLC, is a private company, separate from Amazon.  Bezos added the slogan “Democracy Dies in Darkness” beneath the masthead in February 2017.

The Washington Post Wikipedia article provides more details.

Owner

Jeffrey P. Bezos
Parent company
Nash Holdings, LLC

Publisher and CEO
Frederick J. Ryan, Jr.

Executive Editor
Martin Baron

How it is funded

The Post receives funding through subscriptions, classifieds, and advertising services.  A search of the US General Services Administration’s Federal Procurement Data System reveals that The Washington Post Company has presently, or previously had, contracts with the Federal government for a variety of services, including IT and telecommunications services, subscriptions, and advertising.

Political views

Encyclopedia Britannica reports that, initially, The Post was considered an instrument of the Democratic Party. And, that after suffering economic trouble, it was sold in 1889, and became known as a conservative publication.  AllSides characterizes The Post as having a “lean-left” bias, defined as being moderately liberal on a political spectrum. Media Bias/Fact Check ranks The Post as “left-center” bias – a “slight to moderate liberal bias”.

Controversies
The Washington Post Wikipedia article devotes a section to recent controversies.

 

Politico

Politico, LLC,  is a political journalism organization headquartered in Arlington, Virginia that publishes print and online editions, and offers podcasts as well as television and radio reporting. Politico coverage focuses mainly on Washington, D.C. political and policy issues involving Congress, the presidency, lobbying, and media. It also has units in Europe, Florida, New York, and New Jersey.  POLITICO Pro is a subscription-based product, described as offering “policy intelligence to pros”. Politico was founded by two former Washington Post writers: Jim VandeHei, a national political reporter; and John F. Harris, a political editor.  Robert L. Allbritton was also a founder. Washington Post reporter Mike Allen,  joined Politico, becoming the Chief White House correspondent. Politico editorial cartoonist, Matt Wuerker, received a 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning.

Politico established itself as a news source going live on the Internet January 23, 2007 5:07 a.m. EST.  It captured more than 250,000 visitors and more than 800,000 page views that first day. As of July 2017, Politico reports circulation of: 30,000 copies of Washington newspapers and 29,000 copies of POLITICO Europe each publishing day; 33,000 POLITICO Magazine six times yearly; an average of 26 million unique visitors monthly to the US website; and an average of 1.5 million unique visitors to POLITICO Europe.  A POLITICO Pro legislative and congressional database serves more than 4,000 organizations and 25,000 individuals.

In early 2016, The New York Times and CNN reported that VandeHei, Allen, and three senior executives were leaving Politico after the 2016 US elections.  The Washington Post reported that differences between VandeHei and Allbritton led to their departure.  Allbritton replaced VandeHei as CEO. VandeHei, Allen, and Roy Schwartz subsequently founded Axios Media, Inc. – an online news source – incorporated on July 1, 2016.

Owner/Parent company
Capitol News Company, LLC

Robert L. Allbritton
Publisher and Executive Chairman

How it is funded

Funding is through print subscriptions outside the Washington, DC area and advertising.  The parent organization, Capitol News Company, presently has, or previously had, Federal government contracts for Politico publications, including multi-user agreement licenses and web-based subscription services for POLITICO Pro to the Library of Congress, and other Federal agencies.

Political views

On its website, Politico states that its central mission is “to help sustain and vastly expand nonpartisan political and policy journalism.” Media Bias/Fact Check rates Politico as a having a “left-center bias”, and a factual reporting rating score of high.  Media Bias/Fact Check characterizes “left-center” as having a slight-to-moderate liberal bias. The reporting is found to usually be factual and trustworthy. Media Bias/Fact Check explains that left-center writing may include words that attempt to influence the reader through emotion or stereotyping to favor liberal points of view. AllSides rates Politico as “center,” but acknowledges that a March 2013 blind survey found that Politico was closer to “lean-right” yet near the center, and that more research was needed to determine bias. The Wikipedia article on Politico describes two conflicting opinions about its bias, and cites the AllSides rating of “center” based on crowd-sourcing.

Controversies

Wikipedia describes disputed editorial practices related to Politico.

 

History for projects "News Sources"

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08 May 2018

22:19:31, 08 May 2018 . .‎ Carlos González Torres (Updated → infolibre newspaper informaticon, more info space.)

13 April 2018

11:41:25, 13 Apr 2018 . .‎ Eduard Castellano (Updated → Styling: fix some blocks)
09:24:39, 13 Apr 2018 . .‎ Eduard Castellano (Updated → Styling: wrapped sources in boxes using with a special styling)

12 April 2018

19:09:16, 12 Apr 2018 . .‎ Ingrid Strauch (Updated → added political view of "neues deutschland")
18:09:30, 12 Apr 2018 . .‎ Ingrid Strauch (Updated → added owner of "neues deutschland")

11 April 2018

18:43:27, 11 Apr 2018 . .‎ Ingrid Strauch (Updated → added German paper)

10 April 2018

18:52:21, 10 Apr 2018 . .‎ Ingrid Strauch (Updated → started list of news sources of Germany)

10 January 2018

14:01:31, 10 Jan 2018 . .‎ Liam McMenemie (Updated → BBC: Add recent controversis)

25 December 2017

19:36:53, 25 Dec 2017 . .‎ Eduard Castellano (Updated → El País bias)
19:04:24, 25 Dec 2017 . .‎ Eduard Castellano (Updated → added resources)

20 December 2017

12:06:27, 20 Dec 2017 . .‎ Eduard Castellano (Updated → made an index)

16 December 2017

16:43:47, 16 Dec 2017 . .‎ claudia beach (Updated → Change link to more authoritative NASDAQ source; 04282016 TWP not listed as Amazon subsidiary)

15 December 2017

22:22:28, 15 Dec 2017 . .‎ claudia beach (Updated → add information about The Washington Post)
15:45:36, 15 Dec 2017 . .‎ Eduard Castellano (Updated → tried to improve the headings...)
13:59:44, 15 Dec 2017 . .‎ Graham Phillips (Updated → Add private Eye, a UK satirical and current affairs magazine.)

27 November 2017

12:24:44, 27 Nov 2017 . .‎ Gabriel Lee (Updated → Added Hong Kong session with 1 news agency)

Talk for Project "News Sources"

Talk about this Project

  1. Hi guys – we’re doing a ‘What we’ve been reading/liked’ in 2017 and this seems like the sort of thing you’d be interested in adding to. It’s not quite the same but it is a highlight of good-quality media.

    https://www.wikitribune.com/?post_type=stories&p=28341&preview=true

  2. Hi, here some precisions concerning “Le Monde”

    The company is now named “Groupe Le Monde” .
    The Groupe is controlled by the “Le Monde libre” Company with 64 % of the capital.
    This company is itself controllerd at 85 % by bûsinessmen Xavier Niel and Matthieu Pigasse (Previously with Pierre Bergé, dead in 2017), and by 15 % By Spanish newspaper editor Prisa (Share holder of El País newspaper)
    Source: Wikipedia in French.

  3. Reading the TALK and some of the entries I have taken the liberty to make the primary category of this PROJECT “MEDIA”
    It may also be valuable for participants to have access to some of the most current and well-researched analyses in this area, particularly as they try to tackle current media habits of consumers, some tropes around “filter bubbles” and also whether “fake news” is in the eye of the beholder or better described as deliberately misleading information, or misinformation.
    – Information Disorder: Toward an interdisciplinary framework for research and policy making, is a slightly academic but very comprehensive look at how to look at misinformation, bad journalism and deliberate disinformation. It is published by the First Draft group which is supported by a range of media groups, platforms and non-profit groups and is affiliated with the Shorenstein Center at Harvard: https://firstdraftnews.com/resource/coe-report/
    – The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University publishes this annual survey of trends in digital news consumption.
    http://www.digitalnewsreport.org/
    Let me know if you feel TALK is the best place for this material or in the MEDIA SOURCES PROJECT itself.

    1. I’m up for adding more detailed information about each source, but until we don’t have a single page for each one I think it would look very messy.

      Maybe a quick overview like we have now, but in a specific country or region:

      – News Sources > Country > Region
      * Source1
      (short overview)
      * Source2
      (short overview)
      * …

      And the detailed analysis of a specific source:

      – News Sources > Country > Region > Source
      (description)
      * Filter Bubbles
      * Fake News
      * Bias by Omission
      * Bias by Labeling
      * Bias by Selection of Sources
      * …

      1. I think this is mostly a tech/design issue you may want to bring up on Feedback on Everything!

          1. Well I’ll stop suggesting it then! :p

  4. Authoritative sources of information about media bias:
    I appreciate the discussion about media bias and wonder if it might be worthwhile to create a section on the News Sources project page that describes the authorities behind the determinations of ideological or political bias of the various news sources. As a nurse, I am not as familiar with these ratings as journalists, so only offer the following for consideration.

    Dave Z. and Eduardo C. started this train of thought for me with a useful discussion about mediabiasfactcheck.com. University libraries, and particularly university libraries that have a well – recognized school of journalism seem a good place to start determining reputable authorities. I asked a group of librarians for recommendations and the following resources were suggested, as a start.

    University of Michigan (UMich) Library Research Guides offers information on: “Where do news sources fall on the political bias spectrum? http://guides.lib.umich.edu/c.php?g=637508&p=4462444. The article cites Allsides Bias Ratings https://www.allsides.com/bias/bias-ratings, Groseclose and Milyo rating system with its controversies (will need to do a web search as the link for Groseclose and Milyo is behind the UMich firewall); and the Pew Research Center http://www.pewresearch.org/packages/political-polarization/. The UMich article has a simple-to-understand scale of results of a web-based poll about ideological placement of numerous US sources. Also offered as a ratings resource is Blue Feed, Red Feed, from the Wall Street Journal http://graphics.wsj.com/blue-feed-red-feed/.

    Another recommended resource is the website “All Generalizations are False” http://www.allgeneralizationsarefalse.com/the-chart-version-3-0-what-exactly-are-we-reading/. The site is run by Vanessa Otero, a Denver, Colorado patent attorney with a BA in English, and a JD from University of Denver. Otero also provides a chart that is much more complex. It is derived from her analysis of articles “element-by element, sentence-by-sentence ” ranking each sentence on veracity, expression, and fairness based on fact-checking done by reputable organizations such as Poynter International Fact Checking Network https://www.poynter.org/channels/fact-checking.

    After determining the authoritative sources that are acceptable for WikiTribune journalism, maybe we could find, or create, an ideological/political bias chart that includes each news source on the project page, and that all the WikiTribune journalists and management find acceptable. Such a chart might be a way for readers to quickly grasp the perspective of each source and its relative position on the ideological/political scale.

    Thank you for letting me share these thoughts.

    1. That’s very interesting Claudia. Maybe we could add a “Resources” section with all those links.

  5. Has there been a discussion involving more local news sources in this list? Reading through Talk and History I don’t see anything so I thought I’d ask.

    It seems like, at least for the US, the sources are primarily focused on national news. I think it would be beneficial to also start putting local sources on this list as well.

    1. In the interest of not creating a monster-list, I think it would be a good idea to put a list on a project like Hyper-local NYC – https://www.wikitribune.com/project/hyper-local-new-york-city/

      That’s just been proposed by a community contributor but it seems like it’s something people are interested in building and a few examples of existing publications would probably be a boon to it.

      1. That makes sense. Do you think building that list for a bigger market like NYC first would be a good idea and then branching out or simply starting lists for different regions/states/countries that way people can know where there is an information hole and that it needs to be filled?

        1. Speaking only for myself, I can see this being a hierarchy – a main page with sub-pages, so people can drill down to find what they want – and we can have a fairly large number of nearly blank pages at first, which people can fill in as they do research or if they know something about a particular locality.

          Say, for example, Buffalo, New York – I know very little about the media environment there, but presumably lots of people do know, or if I had the time to research I could do a passable job of presenting each of the local outlets.

          1. Is it possible to create “sub-pages” under a project? I couldn’t find any option…

            1. Not at this point but you can request this/register interest on the Feedback on Everything! page so multiple staff members and other community members can see.

          2. I really like this idea. Something like: News Sources > US > Minnesota > Minneapolis/St. Paul?

  6. I suggest filling in information as sentences if possible, not just lists of words.

    For example, “Conservatism, Nationalist, Monarchism, Right Wing” doesn’t tell us the whole picture.

    Also, not all of those words should be capitalised, for example “Right Wing” should be written as “right-wing”.

  7. mediabiasfactcheck.com goes through and identifies how factual a source is and then labels its leaning. Might be a good starting point. I don’t recall the methodology, but I think I remember seeing one. The political ideological leaning might be survey-based, which with enough people might be fairly indicative how it’s actually leaning.

    1. That’s awesome! I’m looking into it… The methodology is explained here: https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/methodology/ The survey seems to be just an extra, and they do their own research based on very interesting points like “Bias by Omission”, “Bias by Labeling”,…

      1. Agreed! Just checked this out and it’s awesome! I guess Canada is pretty Left-Sided on the Bias Scale!

        Not overly surprised.

    2. This is laughably bad, they have CNN and the like as “left bias”. You would be hard pressed to find a single main stream media outlet that is even centre left, let alone left, they’re all capitalist through and through. CNN is in the same category with Marxist, and other actual socialist and communist news outlets for christ sake.

      Putting their biases on a left/right spectrum is just plain silly. There could be an outlet that is socially left and economically right or vice versa. Their one plane spectrum wouldn’t be able to show us that.

      1. It’s more of a way to generally understand the bias. I agree there should be an economic and a political spectrum. But many sources that lean one way in economic categories tend to lean the same way in political areas.

        Economic could be a spectrum from socialism (left) to capitalism (right) and the political spectrum could be democratic (left) to autocratic (right). The problems are that in the US and the rest of the world left and right has different connotations and definitions. There needs to be specific definitions to make sure everything is standardized. The spectrums need to be standard global definitions not country- or culture-specific.

        https://www.politicalcompass.org/analysis2
        https://www.politicalcompass.org/ukparties2010
        https://www.politicalcompass.org/uselection2016

      2. Hi Andrew,

        I agree with you big picture. Pigeon holing news orgs is a bad idea.

        However, in the US, at least in mainstream politics, CNN is very much center left. Anarchists, communists, socialists etc would disagree of course. From my understanding they would consider CNN and the Democrat party to be liberals (meaning center right) while they would consider themselves leftists.

        This plays into what you’re talking about though and I believe how WT decides on what words mean is important. Those words also mean different things in different countries and often mean different things to different groups even within the same country.

        I would argue that CNN is center left but I think it’s important that everyone have a conversation about this and we need to decide how we want to define words like “liberal” and “conservative” and what exactly we mean when we write that a publication is “center-left”.

  8. It would be my pleasure to add information about the US newspapers. I have a potential conflict of interest for The Washington Post (TWP or WaPo), in that I served as a nurse there for several years. I did not write nor edit articles, nor in any other way contribute to the news other than in my health and safety capacity. Please tell me whether this constitutes a conflict of interest sufficient to not contribute information about TWP? Thank you in advance for considering my request.

    1. I think, so long as you weren’t a journalists or otherwise involved in the editorial side of TWP you should be fine *so long* as everything is backed up with references. Thanks for letting everyone know on the talk as that really helps. The new NYT section is actually a pretty darn good example.

      1. Thank you for responding to my query about conflict of interest, Fiona. And, for the comment about the NYT section. I will research TWP to add info. As well as Politico and Guardian Media Group.

  9. Is it possible to add more than 1 heading? I only see 2 options, “paragraph” and “Heading 2″…

    And what about adding an Index where you click the newspaper and get the page to scroll down on that section? It would be also useful for referencing a newspaper from another article since we’d have the ‘#’ on the url, something like https://www.wikitribune.com/project/newspapers/#TheNewYorkTimes

    1. I’d put that on Feedback on Everything! as that’s for tech to have a look at.

  10. Hmmm, I’m going to add to this again as I’m looking at it. I feel like the ‘leaning’ should be referenced as otherwise it’s a value judgement. I’m not sure _how_ you would make that determination in a well-sourced manner but again, I think that’s something to go in the guidelines.

    1. Is that related to your previous comment?

      1. In as much as I think the guidelines need a bit of fleshing out, yes. Better to set clear boundaries now than to have some larger issues later.

  11. Other point – what do you think the criteria is going to be for ‘controversies’? I can easily see people trying to slip their own biases into that one.

    Example controversy #1 – taking money for non-neutral coverage without disclosure – that’s good neutral coverage of a scummy tactic
    Example controversy #2 – they said mean things about someone I like and that made us all mad at them

    I think we can all tell the difference between the two but you’ll probably want that in your guidelines.

    1. I added “They must be evidence-based and contrasted with the different points of view.” in the guidelines, but feel free to change it…

  12. Do you guys think there might be a better name for this? Newspapers is rather broad. It’s relevant but might not be where people think to go when looking at publications for referencing.

    1. I agree . What about “Sources background”?

        1. I switched to news sources but please let me know if you guys disagree. I thought it was pretty great but consensus rules.

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