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