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