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