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