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