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