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