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