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