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Firstpost Media Bias and Firstpost Factual Reporting Analysis

Firstpost is a popular newspaper in India, published from and headquartered in India. In this article, Mediabuzz is going to analyze Firstpost’s media bias and Firstpost’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 Firstpost along with its factual accuracy.

Media Bias Analysis Summary

After thorough research, we will conclude whether the Firstpostis Left Leaning, Right Leaning or Centred in its approach. For Firstpost, we will go through several researches, studies, blind surveys, headline analysis, etc. to comment on Firstpost’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.

right center
extreme right
left center
extreme left

Factual Reporting Summary

For commenting on the factual accuracy of the Firstpost, we will flip through previous news articles of the publication and observe if Firstpost has published any factually incorrect information. Based on this, we will conclude that we have commented on the factual accuracy of Firstpost. Based on the above analysis, we will assign one of the media reliability meter out of all the three possible meters shown here.

slightly reliable
highly reliable

A.   Firstpost Media Bias Analysis

Under this section, we will briefly explain the factors that contribute towards our media bias conclusion for Firstpost. We will observe, analyse and comment on the Firstpost language used, presidential endorsement, controversies, allegations, political views of Firstpost’s editors, etc. to support our inference.

1. Firstpost Emotional Influence & Adjectives in Headlines

We will rummage through previous headlines of Firstpost to look out for usage of influential language, adjectives, emotionally charged words, etc. that suggests any bias of Firstpost towards any side of the spectrum.

2. Firstpost 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 Firstpost has endorsed in previous presidential elections to support Firstpost’s political bias.

3. Political leader’s Criticism of Firstpost

A political leader’s frequent criticism of Firstpost will also suggest about political inclination of the newspaper. In this section, we will observe if any political leader has criticised Firstpost in the past to support our arguments.

4. Allegations on Firstpost

Under this section, we will look out for any previous allegations against Firstpost by any political leader, party, organization or readers to support if Firstpost 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 Firstpost media bias. To substantiate our claims about Firstpost’s media bias inclination, we will cite these highly reliable sources and research from reputed organizations.

6. Audience of Firstpost

The audience of Firstpost also strongly suggests its media bias. Therefore, to further substantiate our claims, we will write about Firstpost’s audience whether they are democrats or republicans in their political affinities.

7. Firstpost’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 Firstpost social media accounts to look for clues that suggests Firstpost media bias.

8. Popular editors of Firstpost

Any popular person or editor associated with the Firstpost will also speak a lot about Firstpost’s media bias. We will analyze popular persons or editors of Firstpost that are directly or indirectly linked to any political party or ideology.

9. Firstpost CEO’s political views

In this section, we will look if Firstpost 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 Firstpost’s media bias.

B. Firstpost Factual Reporting Analysis

After Firstpost media bias, we will write about Firstpost’s factual reporting, to check whether Firstpost is reliable or not. There are several parameters on which we will be analyzing Firstpost’s factual accuracies and will comment if Firstpost has ever published any false or misleading reports.

1. Firstpost’s misleading or false news articles

We will look for Firstpost’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 Firstpost in its Op-Ed or news section.

2. Popular Fact-Checking Organizations’ Analysis of Firstpost

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 Firstpost to suggest if Firstpost has published false stories in the past or not.

3. Sources of Firstpost

Sources quotes by newspapers are also indicative of their reliability. We will check the sources quoted by Firstpost in their news stories to find out if Firstpost is factually reliable or not.

C. Firstpost 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 Firstpost.

D. History of Firstpost

Firstpost is based out of India and primarily published from India . In this section, we will comment about the history of Firstpost including Firstpost founder, Firstpost publisher, Firstpost circulation and Firstpost headquarters.

E. Firstpost Funding & Ownership

Under this section, mediabuzz will write about Firstpost’s investors, stakeholders and owners to analyze how Firstpost’s media bias and factual reliability is affected.

F. Readers of Firstpost

Under this section, we will provide you approximate numbers of readers Firstpost enjoy. It will also have an age-wise, demographic-wise, gender-wise and political opinion-wise distribution of Firstpost audience.


G. Firstpost Media Bias and Credibility – Conclusion

After a thorough analysis of Firstpost on the above mentioned parameters, we will sum up if Firstpost is a left, center or right biased newspaper. Based on the analysis, we will offer a judgement on whether Firstpost is a reliable or unreliable publication when factual reporting is concerned.

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