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Mail & Guardian Media Bias and Mail & Guardian Factual Reporting Analysis

Mail & Guardian is a popular newspaper in South Africa, published from and headquartered in South Africa. In this article, Mediabuzz is going to analyze Mail & Guardian’s media bias and Mail & Guardian’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 Mail & Guardian along with its factual accuracy.

Media Bias Analysis Summary

After thorough research, we will conclude whether the Mail & Guardianis Left Leaning, Right Leaning or Centred in its approach. For Mail & Guardian, we will go through several researches, studies, blind surveys, headline analysis, etc. to comment on Mail & Guardian’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
right
extreme right
left center
left
extreme left
center
 
 

Factual Reporting Summary

For commenting on the factual accuracy of the Mail & Guardian, we will flip through previous news articles of the publication and observe if Mail & Guardian has published any factually incorrect information. Based on this, we will conclude that we have commented on the factual accuracy of Mail & Guardian. 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
unreliable
highly reliable

A.   Mail & Guardian Media Bias Analysis

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

1. Mail & Guardian Emotional Influence & Adjectives in Headlines

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

2. Mail & Guardian 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 Mail & Guardian has endorsed in previous presidential elections to support Mail & Guardian’s political bias.

3. Political leader’s Criticism of Mail & Guardian

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

4. Allegations on Mail & Guardian

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

6. Audience of Mail & Guardian

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

7. Mail & Guardian’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 Mail & Guardian social media accounts to look for clues that suggests Mail & Guardian media bias.

8. Popular editors of Mail & Guardian

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

9. Mail & Guardian CEO’s political views

In this section, we will look if Mail & Guardian 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 Mail & Guardian’s media bias.

B. Mail & Guardian Factual Reporting Analysis

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

1. Mail & Guardian’s misleading or false news articles

We will look for Mail & Guardian’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 Mail & Guardian in its Op-Ed or news section.

2. Popular Fact-Checking Organizations’ Analysis of Mail & Guardian

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 Mail & Guardian to suggest if Mail & Guardian has published false stories in the past or not.

3. Sources of Mail & Guardian

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

C. Mail & Guardian 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 Mail & Guardian.

D. History of Mail & Guardian

Mail & Guardian is based out of South Africa and primarily published from South Africa . In this section, we will comment about the history of Mail & Guardian including Mail & Guardian founder, Mail & Guardian publisher, Mail & Guardian circulation and Mail & Guardian headquarters.

E. Mail & Guardian Funding & Ownership

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

F. Readers of Mail & Guardian

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

 

G. Mail & Guardian Media Bias and Credibility – Conclusion

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

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