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