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