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El Mercurio Media Bias and El Mercurio Factual Reporting Analysis

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

Media Bias Analysis Summary

After thorough research, we will conclude whether the El Mercuriois Left Leaning, Right Leaning or Centred in its approach. For El Mercurio, we will go through several researches, studies, blind surveys, headline analysis, etc. to comment on El Mercurio’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
right
extreme right
left center
left
extreme left
center
 
 

Factual Reporting Summary

For commenting on the factual accuracy of the El Mercurio, we will flip through previous news articles of the publication and observe if El Mercurio has published any factually incorrect information. Based on this, we will conclude that we have commented on the factual accuracy of El Mercurio. 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
unreliable
highly reliable

A.   El Mercurio Media Bias Analysis

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

1. El Mercurio Emotional Influence & Adjectives in Headlines

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

2. El Mercurio 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 El Mercurio has endorsed in previous presidential elections to support El Mercurio’s political bias.

3. Political leader’s Criticism of El Mercurio

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

4. Allegations on El Mercurio

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

6. Audience of El Mercurio

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

7. El Mercurio’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 El Mercurio social media accounts to look for clues that suggests El Mercurio media bias.

8. Popular editors of El Mercurio

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

9. El Mercurio CEO’s political views

In this section, we will look if El Mercurio 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 El Mercurio’s media bias.

B. El Mercurio Factual Reporting Analysis

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

1. El Mercurio’s misleading or false news articles

We will look for El Mercurio’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 El Mercurio in its Op-Ed or news section.

2. Popular Fact-Checking Organizations’ Analysis of El Mercurio

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 El Mercurio to suggest if El Mercurio has published false stories in the past or not.

3. Sources of El Mercurio

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

C. El Mercurio 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 El Mercurio.

D. History of El Mercurio

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

E. El Mercurio Funding & Ownership

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

F. Readers of El Mercurio

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

 

G. El Mercurio Media Bias and Credibility – Conclusion

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

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