The study used five categories to evaluate the news outlets:
Corrections:Willingness to openly correct mistakes.
Ownership:Openness about corporate ownership.
Staff Policies: Openness about conflicts of interest.
Reporting Policies:Openness about editorial guidelines.
Interactivity: Openness to reader comments and criticism.
12. Daily Telegraph
Ranking: Poor (tied with ABC News, Fox News and the Economist).
Details of Findings:
There is no corrections page. Even doing a search on the web site does not bring up corrections.
The owner information can be found, but it is difficult. It takes more than two clicks or is linked to or from an obscure address. Site’s pages may be copyrighted to an owner, but no information about the owner is linked.
The code of ethics/conflicts of interest policy is vague.
No News Values anywhere on the web site or on a Google search. Even prolonged searches on search engines like Google returned no relevant results and instead returned stories with the phrase “News Values” in them instead of actual News Values.
The outlet had no ombudsman. There is no link for letters to the editor. The outlet does not list any specific e-mail addresses for reporters. Blogs by reporters are available, but there were no live chats on the site. There is the ability to comment on specific stories.
About The Daily Telegraph
2.2 million daily, 2.6 million Saturday (NRS 2004)