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Hokkaido Shimbun Media Bias and Hokkaido Shimbun Factual Reporting Analysis

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

Media Bias Analysis Summary

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

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

1. Hokkaido Shimbun Emotional Influence & Adjectives in Headlines

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

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

3. Political leader’s Criticism of Hokkaido Shimbun

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

4. Allegations on Hokkaido Shimbun

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

6. Audience of Hokkaido Shimbun

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

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

8. Popular editors of Hokkaido Shimbun

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

9. Hokkaido Shimbun CEO’s political views

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

B. Hokkaido Shimbun Factual Reporting Analysis

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

1. Hokkaido Shimbun’s misleading or false news articles

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

2. Popular Fact-Checking Organizations’ Analysis of Hokkaido Shimbun

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

3. Sources of Hokkaido Shimbun

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

C. Hokkaido Shimbun 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 Hokkaido Shimbun.

D. History of Hokkaido Shimbun

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

E. Hokkaido Shimbun Funding & Ownership

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

F. Readers of Hokkaido Shimbun

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


G. Hokkaido Shimbun Media Bias and Credibility – Conclusion

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

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