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