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