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