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Citizen TV Media Bias and Citizen TV Factual Reporting Analysis

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

Media Bias Analysis Summary

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

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

1. Citizen TV Emotional Influence & Adjectives in Headlines

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

2. Citizen TV 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 Citizen TV has endorsed in previous presidential elections to support Citizen TV’s political bias.

3. Political leader’s Criticism of Citizen TV

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

4. Allegations on Citizen TV

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

6. Audience of Citizen TV

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

7. Citizen TV’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 Citizen TV social media accounts to look for clues that suggests Citizen TV media bias.

8. Popular editors of Citizen TV

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

9. Citizen TV CEO’s political views

In this section, we will look if Citizen TV 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 Citizen TV’s media bias.

B. Citizen TV Factual Reporting Analysis

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

1. Citizen TV’s misleading or false news articles

We will look for Citizen TV’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 Citizen TV in its Op-Ed or news section.

2. Popular Fact-Checking Organizations’ Analysis of Citizen TV

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 Citizen TV to suggest if Citizen TV has published false stories in the past or not.

3. Sources of Citizen TV

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

C. Citizen TV 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 Citizen TV.

D. History of Citizen TV

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

E. Citizen TV Funding & Ownership

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

F. Readers of Citizen TV

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


G. Citizen TV Media Bias and Credibility – Conclusion

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

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