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Joongang Ilbo Media Bias and Joongang Ilbo Factual Reporting Analysis

Joongang Ilbo is a popular newspaper in South korea, published from and headquartered in South korea. In this article, Mediabuzz is going to analyze Joongang Ilbo’s media bias and Joongang Ilbo’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 Joongang Ilbo along with its factual accuracy.

Media Bias Analysis Summary

After thorough research, we will conclude whether the Joongang Ilbois Left Leaning, Right Leaning or Centred in its approach. For Joongang Ilbo, we will go through several researches, studies, blind surveys, headline analysis, etc. to comment on Joongang Ilbo’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
extreme right
left center
extreme left

Factual Reporting Summary

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

A.   Joongang Ilbo Media Bias Analysis

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

1. Joongang Ilbo Emotional Influence & Adjectives in Headlines

We will rummage through previous headlines of Joongang Ilbo to look out for usage of influential language, adjectives, emotionally charged words, etc. that suggests any bias of Joongang Ilbo towards any side of the spectrum.

2. Joongang Ilbo 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 Joongang Ilbo has endorsed in previous presidential elections to support Joongang Ilbo’s political bias.

3. Political leader’s Criticism of Joongang Ilbo

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

4. Allegations on Joongang Ilbo

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

6. Audience of Joongang Ilbo

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

7. Joongang Ilbo’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 Joongang Ilbo social media accounts to look for clues that suggests Joongang Ilbo media bias.

8. Popular editors of Joongang Ilbo

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

9. Joongang Ilbo CEO’s political views

In this section, we will look if Joongang Ilbo 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 Joongang Ilbo’s media bias.

B. Joongang Ilbo Factual Reporting Analysis

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

1. Joongang Ilbo’s misleading or false news articles

We will look for Joongang Ilbo’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 Joongang Ilbo in its Op-Ed or news section.

2. Popular Fact-Checking Organizations’ Analysis of Joongang Ilbo

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 Joongang Ilbo to suggest if Joongang Ilbo has published false stories in the past or not.

3. Sources of Joongang Ilbo

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

C. Joongang Ilbo 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 Joongang Ilbo.

D. History of Joongang Ilbo

Joongang Ilbo is based out of South korea and primarily published from South korea . In this section, we will comment about the history of Joongang Ilbo including Joongang Ilbo founder, Joongang Ilbo publisher, Joongang Ilbo circulation and Joongang Ilbo headquarters.

E. Joongang Ilbo Funding & Ownership

Under this section, mediabuzz will write about Joongang Ilbo’s investors, stakeholders and owners to analyze how Joongang Ilbo’s media bias and factual reliability is affected.

F. Readers of Joongang Ilbo

Under this section, we will provide you approximate numbers of readers Joongang Ilbo enjoy. It will also have an age-wise, demographic-wise, gender-wise and political opinion-wise distribution of Joongang Ilbo audience.


G. Joongang Ilbo Media Bias and Credibility – Conclusion

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

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