Is Süddeutsche Zeitung a reliable source?
This is how independent third parties assess the credibility and media bias of this source.
Süddeutsche Zeitung scores a total of 25 Plus Points and 3 Minus Points in our evaluation of journalistic quality.
This corresponds to a score of 79* resp. the grade A- (very good).
*: (25 + 5 BP) * 100 / (25 + 5 BP + 3 + 5 BP)
The breakdown of the points follows below.
This corresponds to a score of 79* resp. the grade A- (very good).
|very good||A+||> 89|
|A||89 - 84|
|A-||83 - 79|
|good||B+||78 - 74|
|B||73 - 69|
|B-||68 - 63|
|satisfactory||C+||62 - 58|
|C||57 - 53|
|C-||52 - 47|
|sufficient||D+||46 - 44|
|D||43 - 40|
|D-||39 - 37|
|poor||E+||36 - 33|
|E||32 - 30|
|E-||29 - 26|
The breakdown of the points follows below.
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Studies19 +, 1 -
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- "Süddeutsche Zeitung 8.35/10 Punkte, sueddeutsche.de 7.56/10 Punkte"
The Journalistic Quality of German Daily Newspapers - A Ranking
- "Süddeutsche Zeitung 8.35/10 Punkte, sueddeutsche.de 7.56/10 Punkte, Süddeutsche Zeitung 7.6/10 Points (Average from Accuracy: 8.43/10 Points + 7 more quality-related ratings), sueddeutsche.de 7.69/10 Points (Average from Accuracy: 8.44/10 Points + 7 more quality-related ratings)"
European Media Systems Survey 2013
Journalism Awards4 +
Journalism prizes are awards for excellent journalistic work in the period covered by the call for entries, which is usually one or two years. Sources receive one plus point for each journalistic award won that we track. We currently track up to three prestigious awards per country.
- "Nikolaus Harbusch und Martin Heidemanns für „Wirbel um Privat-Kredit – Hat Wulff das Parlament getäuscht?“, erschienen in der Bild-Zeitung sowie Hans Leyendecker, Klaus Ott und Nicolas Richter für „Die Formel-1-Affäre“, erschienen in der Süddeutschen Zeitung (die SZ-Redakteure nahmen den Preis aus Protest gegen die Auszeichnung der Bildzeitungsredakteure nicht an)"
- "Team der Süddeutschen Zeitung: Bastian Obermayer, Frederik Obermaier, Vanessa Wormer, Katrin Langhans, Mauritius Much, Hannes Munzinger für die Veröffentlichung der Panama Papers"
- "Annette Ramelsberger, Wiebke Ramm, Rainer Stadler und Tanjev Schultz, Süddeutsche Zeitung, für ihre fünfjährige Berichterstattung über den NSU-Prozess"
- "Maik Baumgärtner, Vera Deleja-Hotko, Martin Knobbe, Walter Mayr, Alexandra Rojkov, Wolf Wiedmann-Schmidt, Leila Al-Serori, Oliver Das Gupta, Peter Münch, Frederik Obermaier, Bastian Obermayer: Ibiza-Affäre, Der Spiegel und Süddeutsche Zeitung"
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- "The Süddeutsche Zeitung,"
Press Council Rulings2 -
Press councils are national institutions of media self-regulation. Press councils have their own defined press code. Reprimands are issued in the event of a violation of the press code (e.g. for truthfulness, diligence, sensationalism, separation of advertising and editorial, personal rights). For each reprimand issued by a national press council, a source receives one minus point.
- "SUEDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG Online (0948/20/1): "Wie konnte das geschehen?", Ziffern 1 (Wahrhaftigkeit und Achtung der Menschenwürde), 8 (Schutz der Persönlichkeit) und 11 (Sensationsberichterstattung), Rüge veröffentlicht am 18.12.2020"
- "SUEDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG + Online (OUTSIDES) (1040/20/3): "Freie Fahrt", Ziffern 2 (Sorgfalt), 6 (Trennung von Tätigkeiten) und 7 (Trennung Werbung und Redaktion)*"
German Press Council
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- MBFC-rating was not found.
We primarily use fact-checkers affiliated with the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN). We have linked to the International Fact-Checking Network fact-checkers' code of principles in the headline. For each failed fact-checker there is one minus point.
- There are no failed fact checks to date.
Ad Fontes Media
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- Ad Fontes Media rating was not found.
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