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