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