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