Agora is a popular newspaper in Japan, published from and headquartered in Japan. In this article, Mediabuzz is going to analyze Agora’s media bias and Agora’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 Agora along with its factual accuracy.
Media Bias Analysis Summary
After thorough research, we will conclude whether the Agorais Left Leaning, Right Leaning or Centred in its approach. For Agora, we will go through several researches, studies, blind surveys, headline analysis, etc. to comment on Agora’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.
Factual Reporting Summary
For commenting on the factual accuracy of the Agora, we will flip through previous news articles of the publication and observe if Agora has published any factually incorrect information. Based on this, we will conclude that we have commented on the factual accuracy of Agora. Based on the above analysis, we will assign one of the media reliability meter out of all the three possible meters shown here.
A. Agora Media Bias Analysis
Under this section, we will briefly explain the factors that contribute towards our media bias conclusion for Agora. We will observe, analyse and comment on the Agora language used, presidential endorsement, controversies, allegations, political views of Agora’s editors, etc. to support our inference.
1. Agora Emotional Influence & Adjectives in Headlines
We will rummage through previous headlines of Agora to look out for usage of influential language, adjectives, emotionally charged words, etc. that suggests any bias of Agora towards any side of the spectrum.
2. Agora 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 Agora has endorsed in previous presidential elections to support Agora’s political bias.
3. Political leader’s Criticism of Agora
A political leader’s frequent criticism of Agora will also suggest about political inclination of the newspaper. In this section, we will observe if any political leader has criticised Agora in the past to support our arguments.
4. Allegations on Agora
Under this section, we will look out for any previous allegations against Agora by any political leader, party, organization or readers to support if Agora 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 Agora media bias. To substantiate our claims about Agora’s media bias inclination, we will cite these highly reliable sources and research from reputed organizations.
6. Audience of Agora
The audience of Agora also strongly suggests its media bias. Therefore, to further substantiate our claims, we will write about Agora’s audience whether they are democrats or republicans in their political affinities.
7. Agora’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 Agora social media accounts to look for clues that suggests Agora media bias.
8. Popular editors of Agora
Any popular person or editor associated with the Agora will also speak a lot about Agora’s media bias. We will analyze popular persons or editors of Agora that are directly or indirectly linked to any political party or ideology.
9. Agora CEO’s political views
In this section, we will look if Agora 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 Agora’s media bias.
B. Agora Factual Reporting Analysis
After Agora media bias, we will write about Agora’s factual reporting, to check whether Agora is reliable or not. There are several parameters on which we will be analyzing Agora’s factual accuracies and will comment if Agora has ever published any false or misleading reports.
1. Agora’s misleading or false news articles
We will look for Agora’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 Agora in its Op-Ed or news section.
2. Popular Fact-Checking Organizations’ Analysis of Agora
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 Agora to suggest if Agora has published false stories in the past or not.
3. Sources of Agora
Sources quotes by newspapers are also indicative of their reliability. We will check the sources quoted by Agora in their news stories to find out if Agora is factually reliable or not.
C. Agora 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 Agora.
D. History of Agora
Agora is based out of Japan and primarily published from Japan . In this section, we will comment about the history of Agora including Agora founder, Agora publisher, Agora circulation and Agora headquarters.
E. Agora Funding & Ownership
Under this section, mediabuzz will write about Agora’s investors, stakeholders and owners to analyze how Agora’s media bias and factual reliability is affected.
F. Readers of Agora
Under this section, we will provide you approximate numbers of readers Agora enjoy. It will also have an age-wise, demographic-wise, gender-wise and political opinion-wise distribution of Agora audience.
G. Agora Media Bias and Credibility – Conclusion
After a thorough analysis of Agora on the above mentioned parameters, we will sum up if Agora is a left, center or right biased newspaper. Based on the analysis, we will offer a judgement on whether Agora is a reliable or unreliable publication when factual reporting is concerned.