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