News18 is a popular newspaper in India, published from and headquartered in India. In this article, Mediabuzz is going to analyze News18’s media bias and News18’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 News18 along with its factual accuracy.
Media Bias Analysis Summary
After thorough research, we will conclude whether the News18is Left Leaning, Right Leaning or Centred in its approach. For News18, we will go through several researches, studies, blind surveys, headline analysis, etc. to comment on News18’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 News18, we will flip through previous news articles of the publication and observe if News18 has published any factually incorrect information. Based on this, we will conclude that we have commented on the factual accuracy of News18. Based on the above analysis, we will assign one of the media reliability meter out of all the three possible meters shown here.
A. News18 Media Bias Analysis
Under this section, we will briefly explain the factors that contribute towards our media bias conclusion for News18. We will observe, analyse and comment on the News18 language used, presidential endorsement, controversies, allegations, political views of News18’s editors, etc. to support our inference.
1. News18 Emotional Influence & Adjectives in Headlines
We will rummage through previous headlines of News18 to look out for usage of influential language, adjectives, emotionally charged words, etc. that suggests any bias of News18 towards any side of the spectrum.
2. News18 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 News18 has endorsed in previous presidential elections to support News18’s political bias.
3. Political leader’s Criticism of News18
A political leader’s frequent criticism of News18 will also suggest about political inclination of the newspaper. In this section, we will observe if any political leader has criticised News18 in the past to support our arguments.
4. Allegations on News18
Under this section, we will look out for any previous allegations against News18 by any political leader, party, organization or readers to support if News18 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 News18 media bias. To substantiate our claims about News18’s media bias inclination, we will cite these highly reliable sources and research from reputed organizations.
6. Audience of News18
The audience of News18 also strongly suggests its media bias. Therefore, to further substantiate our claims, we will write about News18’s audience whether they are democrats or republicans in their political affinities.
7. News18’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 News18 social media accounts to look for clues that suggests News18 media bias.
8. Popular editors of News18
Any popular person or editor associated with the News18 will also speak a lot about News18’s media bias. We will analyze popular persons or editors of News18 that are directly or indirectly linked to any political party or ideology.
9. News18 CEO’s political views
In this section, we will look if News18 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 News18’s media bias.
B. News18 Factual Reporting Analysis
After News18 media bias, we will write about News18’s factual reporting, to check whether News18 is reliable or not. There are several parameters on which we will be analyzing News18’s factual accuracies and will comment if News18 has ever published any false or misleading reports.
1. News18’s misleading or false news articles
We will look for News18’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 News18 in its Op-Ed or news section.
2. Popular Fact-Checking Organizations’ Analysis of News18
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 News18 to suggest if News18 has published false stories in the past or not.
3. Sources of News18
Sources quotes by newspapers are also indicative of their reliability. We will check the sources quoted by News18 in their news stories to find out if News18 is factually reliable or not.
C. News18 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 News18.
D. History of News18
News18 is based out of India and primarily published from India . In this section, we will comment about the history of News18 including News18 founder, News18 publisher, News18 circulation and News18 headquarters.
E. News18 Funding & Ownership
Under this section, mediabuzz will write about News18’s investors, stakeholders and owners to analyze how News18’s media bias and factual reliability is affected.
F. Readers of News18
Under this section, we will provide you approximate numbers of readers News18 enjoy. It will also have an age-wise, demographic-wise, gender-wise and political opinion-wise distribution of News18 audience.
G. News18 Media Bias and Credibility – Conclusion
After a thorough analysis of News18 on the above mentioned parameters, we will sum up if News18 is a left, center or right biased newspaper. Based on the analysis, we will offer a judgement on whether News18 is a reliable or unreliable publication when factual reporting is concerned.