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Aftenposten Media Bias and Aftenposten Factual Reporting Analysis

Aftenposten is a popular newspaper in Norway, published from and headquartered in Norway. In this article, Mediabuzz is going to analyze Aftenposten’s media bias and Aftenposten’s factual reporting on the basis of its coverage, language used, presidential endorsements, media reports, research and blind surveys. We have also commented on the left or right biasedness of the Aftenposten along with its factual accuracy.

Media Bias Analysis Summary

After thorough research, we will conclude whether the Aftenpostenis Left Leaning, Right Leaning or Centred in its approach. For Aftenposten, we will go through several researches, studies, blind surveys, headline analysis, etc. to comment on Aftenposten’s media bias. Based on the above analysis, we will assign one of the media bias meter out of all the seven possible meters shown here.

right center
extreme right
left center
extreme left

Factual Reporting Summary

For commenting on the factual accuracy of the Aftenposten, we will flip through previous news articles of the publication and observe if Aftenposten has published any factually incorrect information. Based on this, we will conclude that we have commented on the factual accuracy of Aftenposten. Based on the above analysis, we will assign one of the media reliability meter out of all the three possible meters shown here.

slightly reliable
highly reliable

A.   Aftenposten Media Bias Analysis

Under this section, we will briefly explain the factors that contribute towards our media bias conclusion for Aftenposten. We will observe, analyse and comment on the Aftenposten language used, presidential endorsement, controversies, allegations, political views of Aftenposten’s editors, etc. to support our inference.

1. Aftenposten Emotional Influence & Adjectives in Headlines

We will rummage through previous headlines of Aftenposten to look out for usage of influential language, adjectives, emotionally charged words, etc. that suggests any bias of Aftenposten towards any side of the spectrum.

2. Aftenposten Endorsement of President

Endorsement of presidential candidates in elections comments strongly about a newspaper’s affiliation towards left or right. We will look out for candidates that Aftenposten has endorsed in previous presidential elections to support Aftenposten’s political bias.

3. Political leader’s Criticism of Aftenposten

A political leader’s frequent criticism of Aftenposten will also suggest about political inclination of the newspaper. In this section, we will observe if any political leader has criticised Aftenposten in the past to support our arguments.

4. Allegations on Aftenposten

Under this section, we will look out for any previous allegations against Aftenposten by any political leader, party, organization or readers to support if Aftenposten is biased towards left, right or center.

5. Media Bias Articles from Research Papers, Institutions, etc.

Several reputed fact checking and media bias analytics organizations conduct thorough surveys and research to write about Aftenposten media bias. To substantiate our claims about Aftenposten’s media bias inclination, we will cite these highly reliable sources and research from reputed organizations.

6. Audience of Aftenposten

The audience of Aftenposten also strongly suggests its media bias. Therefore, to further substantiate our claims, we will write about Aftenposten’s audience whether they are democrats or republicans in their political affinities.

7. Aftenposten’s controversial statements and tweets

Several newspapers make controversial statements or tweets on social media that reflect their affinity towards any ideology. We will flip through Aftenposten social media accounts to look for clues that suggests Aftenposten media bias.

8. Popular editors of Aftenposten

Any popular person or editor associated with the Aftenposten will also speak a lot about Aftenposten’s media bias. We will analyze popular persons or editors of Aftenposten that are directly or indirectly linked to any political party or ideology.

9. Aftenposten CEO’s political views

In this section, we will look if Aftenposten CEO supports or sponsors any political party directly or indirectly. We will look for his tweets, statements, opinion pieces, and controversies that will take us towards Aftenposten’s media bias.

B. Aftenposten Factual Reporting Analysis

After Aftenposten media bias, we will write about Aftenposten’s factual reporting, to check whether Aftenposten is reliable or not. There are several parameters on which we will be analyzing Aftenposten’s factual accuracies and will comment if Aftenposten has ever published any false or misleading reports.

1. Aftenposten’s misleading or false news articles

We will look for Aftenposten’s previous history if it has ever intentionally or unintentionally published any fake news, false or misleading reports to influence audience. We will also write about false claims made by Aftenposten in its Op-Ed or news section.

2. Popular Fact-Checking Organizations’ Analysis of Aftenposten

Several fact-checking organizations including Politico, FactCheck, Snopes, Poynter, etc. conduct frequent fact-check on news articles published by newspapers. We will list down fact-checks that mentioned Aftenposten to suggest if Aftenposten has published false stories in the past or not.

3. Sources of Aftenposten

Sources quotes by newspapers are also indicative of their reliability. We will check the sources quoted by Aftenposten in their news stories to find out if Aftenposten is factually reliable or not.

C. Aftenposten Reliability Ratings by Fact-Checking Organizations

Several organizations across the globe independently conduct thorough research and studies on the pattern of news coverage by mainstream media. These websites study the articles published by the news media with the help of professionals and rate them on the basis of bias and reliability. Under this section, we will find out what other fact-checking organizations and media monitors have to say about Aftenposten.

D. History of Aftenposten

Aftenposten is based out of Norway and primarily published from Norway . In this section, we will comment about the history of Aftenposten including Aftenposten founder, Aftenposten publisher, Aftenposten circulation and Aftenposten headquarters.

E. Aftenposten Funding & Ownership

Under this section, mediabuzz will write about Aftenposten’s investors, stakeholders and owners to analyze how Aftenposten’s media bias and factual reliability is affected.

F. Readers of Aftenposten

Under this section, we will provide you approximate numbers of readers Aftenposten enjoy. It will also have an age-wise, demographic-wise, gender-wise and political opinion-wise distribution of Aftenposten audience.


G. Aftenposten Media Bias and Credibility – Conclusion

After a thorough analysis of Aftenposten on the above mentioned parameters, we will sum up if Aftenposten is a left, center or right biased newspaper. Based on the analysis, we will offer a judgement on whether Aftenposten is a reliable or unreliable publication when factual reporting is concerned.

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