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