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