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