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Handelsblatt Media Bias and Handelsblatt Factual Reporting Analysis

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

Media Bias Analysis Summary

After thorough research, we will conclude whether the Handelsblattis Left Leaning, Right Leaning or Centred in its approach. For Handelsblatt, we will go through several researches, studies, blind surveys, headline analysis, etc. to comment on Handelsblatt’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 Handelsblatt, we will flip through previous news articles of the publication and observe if Handelsblatt has published any factually incorrect information. Based on this, we will conclude that we have commented on the factual accuracy of Handelsblatt. 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.   Handelsblatt Media Bias Analysis

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

1. Handelsblatt Emotional Influence & Adjectives in Headlines

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

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

3. Political leader’s Criticism of Handelsblatt

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

4. Allegations on Handelsblatt

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

6. Audience of Handelsblatt

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

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

8. Popular editors of Handelsblatt

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

9. Handelsblatt CEO’s political views

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

B. Handelsblatt Factual Reporting Analysis

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

1. Handelsblatt’s misleading or false news articles

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

2. Popular Fact-Checking Organizations’ Analysis of Handelsblatt

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

3. Sources of Handelsblatt

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

C. Handelsblatt 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 Handelsblatt.

D. History of Handelsblatt

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

E. Handelsblatt Funding & Ownership

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

F. Readers of Handelsblatt

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


G. Handelsblatt Media Bias and Credibility – Conclusion

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

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