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