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Kompas Media Bias and Kompas Factual Reporting Analysis

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

Media Bias Analysis Summary

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

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

1. Kompas Emotional Influence & Adjectives in Headlines

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

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

3. Political leader’s Criticism of Kompas

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

4. Allegations on Kompas

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

6. Audience of Kompas

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

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

8. Popular editors of Kompas

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

9. Kompas CEO’s political views

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

B. Kompas Factual Reporting Analysis

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

1. Kompas’s misleading or false news articles

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

2. Popular Fact-Checking Organizations’ Analysis of Kompas

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

3. Sources of Kompas

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

C. Kompas 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 Kompas.

D. History of Kompas

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

E. Kompas Funding & Ownership

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

F. Readers of Kompas

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


G. Kompas Media Bias and Credibility – Conclusion

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

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