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ITWeb (IT news site) Media Bias and ITWeb (IT news site) Factual Reporting Analysis

ITWeb (IT news site) is a popular newspaper in South Africa, published from and headquartered in South Africa. In this article, Mediabuzz is going to analyze ITWeb (IT news site)’s media bias and ITWeb (IT news site)’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 ITWeb (IT news site) along with its factual accuracy.

Media Bias Analysis Summary

After thorough research, we will conclude whether the ITWeb (IT news site)is Left Leaning, Right Leaning or Centred in its approach. For ITWeb (IT news site), we will go through several researches, studies, blind surveys, headline analysis, etc. to comment on ITWeb (IT news site)’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
right
extreme right
left center
left
extreme left
center
 
 

Factual Reporting Summary

For commenting on the factual accuracy of the ITWeb (IT news site), we will flip through previous news articles of the publication and observe if ITWeb (IT news site) has published any factually incorrect information. Based on this, we will conclude that we have commented on the factual accuracy of ITWeb (IT news site). 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
unreliable
highly reliable

A.   ITWeb (IT news site) Media Bias Analysis

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

1. ITWeb (IT news site) Emotional Influence & Adjectives in Headlines

We will rummage through previous headlines of ITWeb (IT news site) to look out for usage of influential language, adjectives, emotionally charged words, etc. that suggests any bias of ITWeb (IT news site) towards any side of the spectrum.

2. ITWeb (IT news site) 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 ITWeb (IT news site) has endorsed in previous presidential elections to support ITWeb (IT news site)’s political bias.

3. Political leader’s Criticism of ITWeb (IT news site)

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

4. Allegations on ITWeb (IT news site)

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

6. Audience of ITWeb (IT news site)

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

7. ITWeb (IT news site)’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 ITWeb (IT news site) social media accounts to look for clues that suggests ITWeb (IT news site) media bias.

8. Popular editors of ITWeb (IT news site)

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

9. ITWeb (IT news site) CEO’s political views

In this section, we will look if ITWeb (IT news site) 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 ITWeb (IT news site)’s media bias.

B. ITWeb (IT news site) Factual Reporting Analysis

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

1. ITWeb (IT news site)’s misleading or false news articles

We will look for ITWeb (IT news site)’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 ITWeb (IT news site) in its Op-Ed or news section.

2. Popular Fact-Checking Organizations’ Analysis of ITWeb (IT news site)

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 ITWeb (IT news site) to suggest if ITWeb (IT news site) has published false stories in the past or not.

3. Sources of ITWeb (IT news site)

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

C. ITWeb (IT news site) 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 ITWeb (IT news site).

D. History of ITWeb (IT news site)

ITWeb (IT news site) is based out of South Africa and primarily published from South Africa . In this section, we will comment about the history of ITWeb (IT news site) including ITWeb (IT news site) founder, ITWeb (IT news site) publisher, ITWeb (IT news site) circulation and ITWeb (IT news site) headquarters.

E. ITWeb (IT news site) Funding & Ownership

Under this section, mediabuzz will write about ITWeb (IT news site)’s investors, stakeholders and owners to analyze how ITWeb (IT news site)’s media bias and factual reliability is affected.

F. Readers of ITWeb (IT news site)

Under this section, we will provide you approximate numbers of readers ITWeb (IT news site) enjoy. It will also have an age-wise, demographic-wise, gender-wise and political opinion-wise distribution of ITWeb (IT news site) audience.

 

G. ITWeb (IT news site) Media Bias and Credibility – Conclusion

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

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