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