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