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