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Livemint Media Bias and Livemint Factual Reporting Analysis

Livemint is a popular newspaper in India, published from and headquartered in India. In this article, Mediabuzz is going to analyze Livemint’s media bias and Livemint’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 Livemint along with its factual accuracy.

Media Bias Analysis Summary

After thorough research, we will conclude whether the Livemintis Left Leaning, Right Leaning or Centred in its approach. For Livemint, we will go through several researches, studies, blind surveys, headline analysis, etc. to comment on Livemint’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.

right center
extreme right
left center
extreme left

Factual Reporting Summary

For commenting on the factual accuracy of the Livemint, we will flip through previous news articles of the publication and observe if Livemint has published any factually incorrect information. Based on this, we will conclude that we have commented on the factual accuracy of Livemint. Based on the above analysis, we will assign one of the media reliability meter out of all the three possible meters shown here.

slightly reliable
highly reliable

A.   Livemint Media Bias Analysis

Under this section, we will briefly explain the factors that contribute towards our media bias conclusion for Livemint. We will observe, analyse and comment on the Livemint language used, presidential endorsement, controversies, allegations, political views of Livemint’s editors, etc. to support our inference.

1. Livemint Emotional Influence & Adjectives in Headlines

We will rummage through previous headlines of Livemint to look out for usage of influential language, adjectives, emotionally charged words, etc. that suggests any bias of Livemint towards any side of the spectrum.

2. Livemint 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 Livemint has endorsed in previous presidential elections to support Livemint’s political bias.

3. Political leader’s Criticism of Livemint

A political leader’s frequent criticism of Livemint will also suggest about political inclination of the newspaper. In this section, we will observe if any political leader has criticised Livemint in the past to support our arguments.

4. Allegations on Livemint

Under this section, we will look out for any previous allegations against Livemint by any political leader, party, organization or readers to support if Livemint 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 Livemint media bias. To substantiate our claims about Livemint’s media bias inclination, we will cite these highly reliable sources and research from reputed organizations.

6. Audience of Livemint

The audience of Livemint also strongly suggests its media bias. Therefore, to further substantiate our claims, we will write about Livemint’s audience whether they are democrats or republicans in their political affinities.

7. Livemint’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 Livemint social media accounts to look for clues that suggests Livemint media bias.

8. Popular editors of Livemint

Any popular person or editor associated with the Livemint will also speak a lot about Livemint’s media bias. We will analyze popular persons or editors of Livemint that are directly or indirectly linked to any political party or ideology.

9. Livemint CEO’s political views

In this section, we will look if Livemint 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 Livemint’s media bias.

B. Livemint Factual Reporting Analysis

After Livemint media bias, we will write about Livemint’s factual reporting, to check whether Livemint is reliable or not. There are several parameters on which we will be analyzing Livemint’s factual accuracies and will comment if Livemint has ever published any false or misleading reports.

1. Livemint’s misleading or false news articles

We will look for Livemint’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 Livemint in its Op-Ed or news section.

2. Popular Fact-Checking Organizations’ Analysis of Livemint

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 Livemint to suggest if Livemint has published false stories in the past or not.

3. Sources of Livemint

Sources quotes by newspapers are also indicative of their reliability. We will check the sources quoted by Livemint in their news stories to find out if Livemint is factually reliable or not.

C. Livemint 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 Livemint.

D. History of Livemint

Livemint is based out of India and primarily published from India . In this section, we will comment about the history of Livemint including Livemint founder, Livemint publisher, Livemint circulation and Livemint headquarters.

E. Livemint Funding & Ownership

Under this section, mediabuzz will write about Livemint’s investors, stakeholders and owners to analyze how Livemint’s media bias and factual reliability is affected.

F. Readers of Livemint

Under this section, we will provide you approximate numbers of readers Livemint enjoy. It will also have an age-wise, demographic-wise, gender-wise and political opinion-wise distribution of Livemint audience.


G. Livemint Media Bias and Credibility – Conclusion

After a thorough analysis of Livemint on the above mentioned parameters, we will sum up if Livemint is a left, center or right biased newspaper. Based on the analysis, we will offer a judgement on whether Livemint is a reliable or unreliable publication when factual reporting is concerned.

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