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