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