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