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