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