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