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