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