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