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Kobe Shimbun Media Bias and Kobe Shimbun Factual Reporting Analysis

Kobe Shimbun is a popular newspaper in Japan, published from and headquartered in Japan. In this article, Mediabuzz is going to analyze Kobe Shimbun’s media bias and Kobe Shimbun’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 Kobe Shimbun along with its factual accuracy.

Media Bias Analysis Summary

After thorough research, we will conclude whether the Kobe Shimbunis Left Leaning, Right Leaning or Centred in its approach. For Kobe Shimbun, we will go through several researches, studies, blind surveys, headline analysis, etc. to comment on Kobe Shimbun’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 Kobe Shimbun, we will flip through previous news articles of the publication and observe if Kobe Shimbun has published any factually incorrect information. Based on this, we will conclude that we have commented on the factual accuracy of Kobe Shimbun. 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.   Kobe Shimbun Media Bias Analysis

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

1. Kobe Shimbun Emotional Influence & Adjectives in Headlines

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

2. Kobe Shimbun 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 Kobe Shimbun has endorsed in previous presidential elections to support Kobe Shimbun’s political bias.

3. Political leader’s Criticism of Kobe Shimbun

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

4. Allegations on Kobe Shimbun

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

6. Audience of Kobe Shimbun

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

7. Kobe Shimbun’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 Kobe Shimbun social media accounts to look for clues that suggests Kobe Shimbun media bias.

8. Popular editors of Kobe Shimbun

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

9. Kobe Shimbun CEO’s political views

In this section, we will look if Kobe Shimbun 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 Kobe Shimbun’s media bias.

B. Kobe Shimbun Factual Reporting Analysis

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

1. Kobe Shimbun’s misleading or false news articles

We will look for Kobe Shimbun’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 Kobe Shimbun in its Op-Ed or news section.

2. Popular Fact-Checking Organizations’ Analysis of Kobe Shimbun

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 Kobe Shimbun to suggest if Kobe Shimbun has published false stories in the past or not.

3. Sources of Kobe Shimbun

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

C. Kobe Shimbun 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 Kobe Shimbun.

D. History of Kobe Shimbun

Kobe Shimbun is based out of Japan and primarily published from Japan . In this section, we will comment about the history of Kobe Shimbun including Kobe Shimbun founder, Kobe Shimbun publisher, Kobe Shimbun circulation and Kobe Shimbun headquarters.

E. Kobe Shimbun Funding & Ownership

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

F. Readers of Kobe Shimbun

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


G. Kobe Shimbun Media Bias and Credibility – Conclusion

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

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