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