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