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