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EL PAÍS Media Bias and EL PAÍS Factual Reporting Analysis

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

Media Bias Analysis Summary

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

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

1. EL PAÍS Emotional Influence & Adjectives in Headlines

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

2. EL PAÍS 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 PAÍS has endorsed in previous presidential elections to support EL PAÍS’s political bias.

3. Political leader’s Criticism of EL PAÍS

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

4. Allegations on EL PAÍS

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

6. Audience of EL PAÍS

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

7. EL PAÍS’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 PAÍS social media accounts to look for clues that suggests EL PAÍS media bias.

8. Popular editors of EL PAÍS

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

9. EL PAÍS CEO’s political views

In this section, we will look if EL PAÍS 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 PAÍS’s media bias.

B. EL PAÍS Factual Reporting Analysis

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

1. EL PAÍS’s misleading or false news articles

We will look for EL PAÍS’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 PAÍS in its Op-Ed or news section.

2. Popular Fact-Checking Organizations’ Analysis of EL PAÍS

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 PAÍS to suggest if EL PAÍS has published false stories in the past or not.

3. Sources of EL PAÍS

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

C. EL PAÍS 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 PAÍS.

D. History of EL PAÍS

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

E. EL PAÍS Funding & Ownership

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

F. Readers of EL PAÍS

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


G. EL PAÍS Media Bias and Credibility – Conclusion

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

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