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Local Matters (fortnightly) Media Bias and Local Matters (fortnightly) Factual Reporting Analysis

Local Matters (fortnightly) is a popular newspaper in New zealand, published from and headquartered in New zealand. In this article, Mediabuzz is going to analyze Local Matters (fortnightly)’s media bias and Local Matters (fortnightly)’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 Matters (fortnightly) along with its factual accuracy.

Media Bias Analysis Summary

After thorough research, we will conclude whether the Local Matters (fortnightly)is Left Leaning, Right Leaning or Centred in its approach. For Local Matters (fortnightly), we will go through several researches, studies, blind surveys, headline analysis, etc. to comment on Local Matters (fortnightly)’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 Local Matters (fortnightly), we will flip through previous news articles of the publication and observe if Local Matters (fortnightly) has published any factually incorrect information. Based on this, we will conclude that we have commented on the factual accuracy of Local Matters (fortnightly). 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.   Local Matters (fortnightly) Media Bias Analysis

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

1. Local Matters (fortnightly) Emotional Influence & Adjectives in Headlines

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

2. Local Matters (fortnightly) 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 Matters (fortnightly) has endorsed in previous presidential elections to support Local Matters (fortnightly)’s political bias.

3. Political leader’s Criticism of Local Matters (fortnightly)

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

4. Allegations on Local Matters (fortnightly)

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

6. Audience of Local Matters (fortnightly)

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

7. Local Matters (fortnightly)’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 Matters (fortnightly) social media accounts to look for clues that suggests Local Matters (fortnightly) media bias.

8. Popular editors of Local Matters (fortnightly)

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

9. Local Matters (fortnightly) CEO’s political views

In this section, we will look if Local Matters (fortnightly) 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 Matters (fortnightly)’s media bias.

B. Local Matters (fortnightly) Factual Reporting Analysis

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

1. Local Matters (fortnightly)’s misleading or false news articles

We will look for Local Matters (fortnightly)’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 Matters (fortnightly) in its Op-Ed or news section.

2. Popular Fact-Checking Organizations’ Analysis of Local Matters (fortnightly)

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 Matters (fortnightly) to suggest if Local Matters (fortnightly) has published false stories in the past or not.

3. Sources of Local Matters (fortnightly)

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

C. Local Matters (fortnightly) 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 Matters (fortnightly).

D. History of Local Matters (fortnightly)

Local Matters (fortnightly) is based out of New zealand and primarily published from New zealand . In this section, we will comment about the history of Local Matters (fortnightly) including Local Matters (fortnightly) founder, Local Matters (fortnightly) publisher, Local Matters (fortnightly) circulation and Local Matters (fortnightly) headquarters.

E. Local Matters (fortnightly) Funding & Ownership

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

F. Readers of Local Matters (fortnightly)

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


G. Local Matters (fortnightly) Media Bias and Credibility – Conclusion

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

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