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Cape Times Media Bias and Cape Times Factual Reporting Analysis

Cape Times is a popular newspaper in South Africa, published from and headquartered in South Africa. In this article, Mediabuzz is going to analyze Cape Times’s media bias and Cape Times’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 Times along with its factual accuracy.

Media Bias Analysis Summary

After thorough research, we will conclude whether the Cape Timesis Left Leaning, Right Leaning or Centred in its approach. For Cape Times, we will go through several researches, studies, blind surveys, headline analysis, etc. to comment on Cape Times’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.

right center
extreme right
left center
extreme left

Factual Reporting Summary

For commenting on the factual accuracy of the Cape Times, we will flip through previous news articles of the publication and observe if Cape Times has published any factually incorrect information. Based on this, we will conclude that we have commented on the factual accuracy of Cape Times. Based on the above analysis, we will assign one of the media reliability meter out of all the three possible meters shown here.

slightly reliable
highly reliable

A.   Cape Times Media Bias Analysis

Under this section, we will briefly explain the factors that contribute towards our media bias conclusion for Cape Times. We will observe, analyse and comment on the Cape Times language used, presidential endorsement, controversies, allegations, political views of Cape Times’s editors, etc. to support our inference.

1. Cape Times Emotional Influence & Adjectives in Headlines

We will rummage through previous headlines of Cape Times to look out for usage of influential language, adjectives, emotionally charged words, etc. that suggests any bias of Cape Times towards any side of the spectrum.

2. Cape Times 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 Times has endorsed in previous presidential elections to support Cape Times’s political bias.

3. Political leader’s Criticism of Cape Times

A political leader’s frequent criticism of Cape Times will also suggest about political inclination of the newspaper. In this section, we will observe if any political leader has criticised Cape Times in the past to support our arguments.

4. Allegations on Cape Times

Under this section, we will look out for any previous allegations against Cape Times by any political leader, party, organization or readers to support if Cape Times 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 Times media bias. To substantiate our claims about Cape Times’s media bias inclination, we will cite these highly reliable sources and research from reputed organizations.

6. Audience of Cape Times

The audience of Cape Times also strongly suggests its media bias. Therefore, to further substantiate our claims, we will write about Cape Times’s audience whether they are democrats or republicans in their political affinities.

7. Cape Times’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 Times social media accounts to look for clues that suggests Cape Times media bias.

8. Popular editors of Cape Times

Any popular person or editor associated with the Cape Times will also speak a lot about Cape Times’s media bias. We will analyze popular persons or editors of Cape Times that are directly or indirectly linked to any political party or ideology.

9. Cape Times CEO’s political views

In this section, we will look if Cape Times 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 Times’s media bias.

B. Cape Times Factual Reporting Analysis

After Cape Times media bias, we will write about Cape Times’s factual reporting, to check whether Cape Times is reliable or not. There are several parameters on which we will be analyzing Cape Times’s factual accuracies and will comment if Cape Times has ever published any false or misleading reports.

1. Cape Times’s misleading or false news articles

We will look for Cape Times’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 Times in its Op-Ed or news section.

2. Popular Fact-Checking Organizations’ Analysis of Cape Times

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 Times to suggest if Cape Times has published false stories in the past or not.

3. Sources of Cape Times

Sources quotes by newspapers are also indicative of their reliability. We will check the sources quoted by Cape Times in their news stories to find out if Cape Times is factually reliable or not.

C. Cape Times 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 Times.

D. History of Cape Times

Cape Times is based out of South Africa and primarily published from South Africa . In this section, we will comment about the history of Cape Times including Cape Times founder, Cape Times publisher, Cape Times circulation and Cape Times headquarters.

E. Cape Times Funding & Ownership

Under this section, mediabuzz will write about Cape Times’s investors, stakeholders and owners to analyze how Cape Times’s media bias and factual reliability is affected.

F. Readers of Cape Times

Under this section, we will provide you approximate numbers of readers Cape Times enjoy. It will also have an age-wise, demographic-wise, gender-wise and political opinion-wise distribution of Cape Times audience.


G. Cape Times Media Bias and Credibility – Conclusion

After a thorough analysis of Cape Times on the above mentioned parameters, we will sum up if Cape Times is a left, center or right biased newspaper. Based on the analysis, we will offer a judgement on whether Cape Times is a reliable or unreliable publication when factual reporting is concerned.

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