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