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