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