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