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