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Desert Herald Media Bias and Desert Herald Factual Reporting Analysis

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

Media Bias Analysis Summary

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

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

1. Desert Herald Emotional Influence & Adjectives in Headlines

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

2. Desert Herald 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 Desert Herald has endorsed in previous presidential elections to support Desert Herald’s political bias.

3. Political leader’s Criticism of Desert Herald

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

4. Allegations on Desert Herald

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

6. Audience of Desert Herald

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

7. Desert Herald’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 Desert Herald social media accounts to look for clues that suggests Desert Herald media bias.

8. Popular editors of Desert Herald

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

9. Desert Herald CEO’s political views

In this section, we will look if Desert Herald 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 Desert Herald’s media bias.

B. Desert Herald Factual Reporting Analysis

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

1. Desert Herald’s misleading or false news articles

We will look for Desert Herald’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 Desert Herald in its Op-Ed or news section.

2. Popular Fact-Checking Organizations’ Analysis of Desert Herald

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 Desert Herald to suggest if Desert Herald has published false stories in the past or not.

3. Sources of Desert Herald

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

C. Desert Herald 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 Desert Herald.

D. History of Desert Herald

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

E. Desert Herald Funding & Ownership

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

F. Readers of Desert Herald

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


G. Desert Herald Media Bias and Credibility – Conclusion

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

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