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