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