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Asahi Shimbun Media Bias and Asahi Shimbun Factual Reporting Analysis

Asahi Shimbun is a popular newspaper in Japan, published from and headquartered in Japan. In this article, Mediabuzz is going to analyze Asahi Shimbun’s media bias and Asahi Shimbun’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 Asahi Shimbun along with its factual accuracy.

Media Bias Analysis Summary

After thorough research, we will conclude whether the Asahi Shimbunis Left Leaning, Right Leaning or Centred in its approach. For Asahi Shimbun, we will go through several researches, studies, blind surveys, headline analysis, etc. to comment on Asahi Shimbun’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.

right center
extreme right
left center
extreme left

Factual Reporting Summary

For commenting on the factual accuracy of the Asahi Shimbun, we will flip through previous news articles of the publication and observe if Asahi Shimbun has published any factually incorrect information. Based on this, we will conclude that we have commented on the factual accuracy of Asahi Shimbun. Based on the above analysis, we will assign one of the media reliability meter out of all the three possible meters shown here.

slightly reliable
highly reliable

A.   Asahi Shimbun Media Bias Analysis

Under this section, we will briefly explain the factors that contribute towards our media bias conclusion for Asahi Shimbun. We will observe, analyse and comment on the Asahi Shimbun language used, presidential endorsement, controversies, allegations, political views of Asahi Shimbun’s editors, etc. to support our inference.

1. Asahi Shimbun Emotional Influence & Adjectives in Headlines

We will rummage through previous headlines of Asahi Shimbun to look out for usage of influential language, adjectives, emotionally charged words, etc. that suggests any bias of Asahi Shimbun towards any side of the spectrum.

2. Asahi Shimbun 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 Asahi Shimbun has endorsed in previous presidential elections to support Asahi Shimbun’s political bias.

3. Political leader’s Criticism of Asahi Shimbun

A political leader’s frequent criticism of Asahi Shimbun will also suggest about political inclination of the newspaper. In this section, we will observe if any political leader has criticised Asahi Shimbun in the past to support our arguments.

4. Allegations on Asahi Shimbun

Under this section, we will look out for any previous allegations against Asahi Shimbun by any political leader, party, organization or readers to support if Asahi Shimbun 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 Asahi Shimbun media bias. To substantiate our claims about Asahi Shimbun’s media bias inclination, we will cite these highly reliable sources and research from reputed organizations.

6. Audience of Asahi Shimbun

The audience of Asahi Shimbun also strongly suggests its media bias. Therefore, to further substantiate our claims, we will write about Asahi Shimbun’s audience whether they are democrats or republicans in their political affinities.

7. Asahi Shimbun’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 Asahi Shimbun social media accounts to look for clues that suggests Asahi Shimbun media bias.

8. Popular editors of Asahi Shimbun

Any popular person or editor associated with the Asahi Shimbun will also speak a lot about Asahi Shimbun’s media bias. We will analyze popular persons or editors of Asahi Shimbun that are directly or indirectly linked to any political party or ideology.

9. Asahi Shimbun CEO’s political views

In this section, we will look if Asahi Shimbun 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 Asahi Shimbun’s media bias.

B. Asahi Shimbun Factual Reporting Analysis

After Asahi Shimbun media bias, we will write about Asahi Shimbun’s factual reporting, to check whether Asahi Shimbun is reliable or not. There are several parameters on which we will be analyzing Asahi Shimbun’s factual accuracies and will comment if Asahi Shimbun has ever published any false or misleading reports.

1. Asahi Shimbun’s misleading or false news articles

We will look for Asahi Shimbun’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 Asahi Shimbun in its Op-Ed or news section.

2. Popular Fact-Checking Organizations’ Analysis of Asahi Shimbun

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 Asahi Shimbun to suggest if Asahi Shimbun has published false stories in the past or not.

3. Sources of Asahi Shimbun

Sources quotes by newspapers are also indicative of their reliability. We will check the sources quoted by Asahi Shimbun in their news stories to find out if Asahi Shimbun is factually reliable or not.

C. Asahi Shimbun 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 Asahi Shimbun.

D. History of Asahi Shimbun

Asahi Shimbun is based out of Japan and primarily published from Japan . In this section, we will comment about the history of Asahi Shimbun including Asahi Shimbun founder, Asahi Shimbun publisher, Asahi Shimbun circulation and Asahi Shimbun headquarters.

E. Asahi Shimbun Funding & Ownership

Under this section, mediabuzz will write about Asahi Shimbun’s investors, stakeholders and owners to analyze how Asahi Shimbun’s media bias and factual reliability is affected.

F. Readers of Asahi Shimbun

Under this section, we will provide you approximate numbers of readers Asahi Shimbun enjoy. It will also have an age-wise, demographic-wise, gender-wise and political opinion-wise distribution of Asahi Shimbun audience.


G. Asahi Shimbun Media Bias and Credibility – Conclusion

After a thorough analysis of Asahi Shimbun on the above mentioned parameters, we will sum up if Asahi Shimbun is a left, center or right biased newspaper. Based on the analysis, we will offer a judgement on whether Asahi Shimbun is a reliable or unreliable publication when factual reporting is concerned.

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