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What are the main news sources in your country?

Here in Brazil we have:

Globo, the generic "centrist"/neoliberal TV news outlet. Used subtle methods of backing a right-wing candidate in the 90s who than ruined the Brazilian economy and (apparently) massively exaggerated the Car Wash operation, even if Lula did something wrong.

Record, which is owned by the largest evangelical Church here and I'd imagine is often a mouthpiece for them.

Cultura, which is the only traditional news outlet here that can actually be called left-leaning, and I don't think they are as ostensibly "moderate" as the American news outlets, which is good.

Band, which is the one all about showing crime all the time mainly to justify law and order policies as opposed to welfare.

From here we have various (mostly but not entirely) right-wing and religious 'news' channels.

Online there are news outlets like Nexo, El País (for Brazil) and the international news outlets which will occasionally cover the big Brazilian news stories, but I don't think most of them are very popular, at least among most people who, for how divided we are, aren't that political, especially if you aren't a Bolsonarist or Leftist.

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  1. [6]
    drannex
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    In the US, here is a very, opinionated, distilled list: CNN, moderate left News channel that tends to repeat the same thing all day everyday by a different person every hour. Same video clips,...

    In the US, here is a very, opinionated, distilled list:

    • CNN, moderate left News channel that tends to repeat the same thing all day everyday by a different person every hour. Same video clips, same reporting, maybe interviewing different people, but always the same information. Not particularly terrible, but not a joy to watch. They very rarely touch on anything outside of 3 different events in a single day and very rarely anything outside of the US unless it's related to a war-related issue.

    • ABC News, owned by Disney, more moderate, doesn't talk opinions and more standard old-school reporting. Think local news on a national scale in the way they deliver news. Tend to be more varied, but more left in content. They touch on far more global issues than perhaps any of the others.

    • MSNBC, a slightly more left/progressive CNN, same sort of content, but delivers more opinion and each host has their own set of opinions. tend to repeat themselves, but are more varied in content and interviews. They don't try to seem moderate as CNN does, and at times will be very clear on how progressive they want to be. Still tempered, but more entertaining.

    • Fox News, very right wing, always talking conspiracy theories and how someone is attacking them, their family, or "the American way of life". They are the [REDACTED FORMER PRESIDENT] News Channel. They spend more time talking about Democrats and how evil they are, than really anything else. They tend not to touch anything on a global scale, wnd very rarely on any news in general, more just a Facebook comment section, but televised.

    • Sinclair Broadcasting, no one knows them by name (on purpose) but they own almost every single local news channel for every city in every state. They control the information that's allowed to be shared on very specialized regional scales, right-leaning overall. They are the ones that do things like this. Please watch that video.

    7 votes
    1. [2]
      petrichor
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      I'll add onto this the two publicly-funded news outlets: NPR, mostly known for their radio shows, and a nice mix of domestic news and foreign policy updates (no non-US global news). Their print...

      I'll add onto this the two publicly-funded news outlets:

      • NPR, mostly known for their radio shows, and a nice mix of domestic news and foreign policy updates (no non-US global news). Their print media isn't bad either. Center-left to center, typically (read: excluding the past four years) very pro-establishment.
      • PBS, consistent, high-quality reporting that frequently brings in outside correspondents to cover both sides of various issues. Consequently, not very popular. They cover stories for longer and in more detail, as they aren't beholden to advertisers in the same way as the commercial networks. Has great anchors (love you Judy Woodruff).
      7 votes
      1. stu2b50
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        Hm, the last four years is a long time. I'd say by most standards, certainly by American media standards, on cultural issues NPR would be on the left. Economics, well, Planet Money is fairly...

        Center-left to center, typically (read: excluding the past four years) very pro-establishment.

        Hm, the last four years is a long time. I'd say by most standards, certainly by American media standards, on cultural issues NPR would be on the left. Economics, well, Planet Money is fairly pro-what-economist think, which I suppose is fairly neoliberal.

        3 votes
    2. [3]
      Kuromantis
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      CNN and other moderate left news channels did a lot to dismiss or minimize Bernie's presence during the Democratic primaries. How much further do you think they would go? Do you think they would...

      CNN and other moderate left news channels did a lot to dismiss or minimize Bernie's presence during the Democratic primaries. How much further do you think they would go? Do you think they would do this if someone like Warren was leading?

      What do you mean when you say is ABC more left in content if their audience and trust are basically bipartisan and they don't state their opinions often? They talk more about poor labor conditions and inequality for example?

      How popular are more Internet-based news outlets, like Vox or Jacobin on the left and Breitbart or Daily Wire (The Ben Shapiro "news" outlet), for example?

      1. nukeman
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        While CNN certainly has a corporate bent, Bernie didn’t exactly do so hot in 2020 (for example, his Michigan performance was notably worse than in 2016, suggesting that performance was in part due...

        While CNN certainly has a corporate bent, Bernie didn’t exactly do so hot in 2020 (for example, his Michigan performance was notably worse than in 2016, suggesting that performance was in part due to attracting an anti-Hillary vote). It’s difficult to say how they would treat Warren if she was leading, as the circumstances of the race may be different (e.g., Bernie dies).

        Internet sites are growing in popularity across the board, although I’m not sure of specific statistics.

        2 votes
      2. drannex
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        Yes, they are most certainly corporate-democratic leaning and they will work as hard as they can to stop anyone who may disturb that view. Re: ABC, yes I would say they do talk more about poor...

        Do you think they would do this if someone like Warren was leading?

        Yes, they are most certainly corporate-democratic leaning and they will work as hard as they can to stop anyone who may disturb that view.

        Re: ABC, yes I would say they do talk more about poor labor conditions and inequality than any of the others (perhaps, less so than NPR though)

        Re: Internet, Very popular, but I didn't consider them as they likely are far more nascent in the people who listen to them. I just wrote on the major channels.

        2 votes
  2. Magneto
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    In Canada we have; CBC, The public broadcaster. Known for "Hockey Night in Canada", where Don Cherry getting fired for saying "You people" was a national issue. They have solid sports coverage...

    In Canada we have;

    • CBC, The public broadcaster. Known for "Hockey Night in Canada", where Don Cherry getting fired for saying "You people" was a national issue. They have solid sports coverage when they do it (ie: for the Olympics). They are liberal politically, but from a social issue perspective, they are left leaning (Pro-LGBTQ2S, Pro-Immigration, Pro-BLM, etc). They tend to also give more news time to Natives issues.
    • Global News, a centrist news focused news outlet. But like CBC, they are socially left leaning.
    • CTV News, is as impartial as Global News, however CTV focuses more on economics and geopolitics. Better local news imo.

    All of the above have local news options. They would have like local news like CBC Edmonton, then CBC will have "The National" news right after. They also have their news online

    Popular online (traditionally paper) options.

    • The National Post, right of center. Some quality hits on Trudeau and left wing Canadian politicians you wont see from the mainstream outlets.
    • The Globe and Mail, considered the most impartial, most authoritative news source. It's not all free though. They're clearly targeting more higher class neoliberal types. In regards to social issues, you should check out this article. It's a critical piece of women and Islam without being racist or sexist.

    Fake News:

    • The Beaverton, Left wing satire.
    • Rebel Media. Right wing white supremacists. Includes Gavin Mcinnes, the guy who started the Proud Boys. To be fair to Rebel Media, they do have some good content, however its always covered with misinformation. They report on issues that matter to the far right in Canada, so they get content you wont find anywhere else... maybe just watch on mute and they're not that bad.
    6 votes
  3. Grzmot
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    In Austria, when it comes to TV stations, we have: Österreichischer Rundfunk [Austrian Broadcasting] (ORF): The public TV station. When it comes to news reporting, it's a mix of local news and big...

    In Austria, when it comes to TV stations, we have:

    • Österreichischer Rundfunk [Austrian Broadcasting] (ORF): The public TV station. When it comes to news reporting, it's a mix of local news and big European events. Also is the station which does the most political reporting and interacts with the government, and though it isn't really independent, it has done a good job of remaining critical in it's reporting. It's hard to put a certain political stance on it, which I think is a good thing. It's split into ORF 1 (lots of American TV shows, some locally produced ones, more entertainment) and ORF 2 (more cultural topics specific to Austria, documentaries and such). The main news show is the same for both though and runs at 19:30 for 15-20min. When it comes to TV news, this is by far the most consumed option.

    • ATV (Austrian TV), private, owned by a German company. Similar format to ORF, 19:20 for 20min. Have never watched it, so I'm not sure. Maybe it reports more German news than Austrian ones. As far as I am aware, it does not have a reputation to lean in one direction or the other.

    • Puls 4, private, owned by the same conglomerate as ATV (purchased 2017). Same style, one main news show in the evening for around 20min. Probably doesn't differ much from ATV.

    Both ATV and Puls 4 combined have a market cap of around 7%, according to Wikipedia. ORF 1 and 2 together have about 32%.

    All of these also have a presence on the internet, and we also have radio stations, though these don't get consumed specifically for news. A number of daily newspapers also exist, unfortunately the largest one by far is a tabloid (Kronenzeitung), which while being kind of rightwing and reactionary has recently had a break with their favourite rightwing populist party after the Ibiza scandal, where a politician of said party got filmed in Ibiza drunk and possibly coked up trying to sell the entire Austrian media to a supposed daughter of a Russian oligarch, who really just was an actress. As you can imagine, that was pretty much the end of his political career.

    We have some high quality daily newspapers, ranging from kind of left (Der Standard) to kind of rightwing (Die Presse, Der Kurier).

    5 votes
  4. PhantomBand
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    In the Netherlands we generally use nu.nl, AD, De Telegraaf and NOS. But honestly, I'm not really sure what differentiates them from each other, they're all just "news sites" to me.

    In the Netherlands we generally use nu.nl, AD, De Telegraaf and NOS.

    But honestly, I'm not really sure what differentiates them from each other, they're all just "news sites" to me.

    3 votes
  5. AreaDev
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    In Russia, there is a fairly large number of news sites, both moderate and not so. It's rather boring for me to visit all of them, and some news topics don't interest me too much. However, there...

    In Russia, there is a fairly large number of news sites, both moderate and not so. It's rather boring for me to visit all of them, and some news topics don't interest me too much. However, there is perhaps one place that (I think) almost everyone visits:

    https://yandex.ru/news

    Automatic aggregator Yandex.News. This is a feed of all sites that submitted their RSS feeds, API feeds and provided information to Yandex. The ribbon is convenient because it is customizable.

    There are some news outlets that are quite intrusive and you can easily block them to avoid seeing them in your feed. It's just convenient.

    1 vote