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