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