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Chosun Ilbo Media Bias and Chosun Ilbo Factual Reporting Analysis

Chosun Ilbo is a popular newspaper in Korea, published from and headquartered in Korea. In this article, Mediabuzz is going to analyze Chosun Ilbo’s media bias and Chosun Ilbo’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 Chosun Ilbo along with its factual accuracy.

Media Bias Analysis Summary

After thorough research, we will conclude whether the Chosun Ilbois Left Leaning, Right Leaning or Centred in its approach. For Chosun Ilbo, we will go through several researches, studies, blind surveys, headline analysis, etc. to comment on Chosun Ilbo’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 Chosun Ilbo, we will flip through previous news articles of the publication and observe if Chosun Ilbo has published any factually incorrect information. Based on this, we will conclude that we have commented on the factual accuracy of Chosun Ilbo. 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.   Chosun Ilbo Media Bias Analysis

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

1. Chosun Ilbo Emotional Influence & Adjectives in Headlines

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

2. Chosun Ilbo 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 Chosun Ilbo has endorsed in previous presidential elections to support Chosun Ilbo’s political bias.

3. Political leader’s Criticism of Chosun Ilbo

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

4. Allegations on Chosun Ilbo

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

6. Audience of Chosun Ilbo

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

7. Chosun Ilbo’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 Chosun Ilbo social media accounts to look for clues that suggests Chosun Ilbo media bias.

8. Popular editors of Chosun Ilbo

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

9. Chosun Ilbo CEO’s political views

In this section, we will look if Chosun Ilbo 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 Chosun Ilbo’s media bias.

B. Chosun Ilbo Factual Reporting Analysis

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

1. Chosun Ilbo’s misleading or false news articles

We will look for Chosun Ilbo’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 Chosun Ilbo in its Op-Ed or news section.

2. Popular Fact-Checking Organizations’ Analysis of Chosun Ilbo

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 Chosun Ilbo to suggest if Chosun Ilbo has published false stories in the past or not.

3. Sources of Chosun Ilbo

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

C. Chosun Ilbo 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 Chosun Ilbo.

D. History of Chosun Ilbo

Chosun Ilbo is based out of Korea and primarily published from Korea . In this section, we will comment about the history of Chosun Ilbo including Chosun Ilbo founder, Chosun Ilbo publisher, Chosun Ilbo circulation and Chosun Ilbo headquarters.

E. Chosun Ilbo Funding & Ownership

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

F. Readers of Chosun Ilbo

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


G. Chosun Ilbo Media Bias and Credibility – Conclusion

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

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