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