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Nigerian Observer Media Bias and Nigerian Observer Factual Reporting Analysis

Nigerian Observer is a popular newspaper in Nigeria, published from and headquartered in Nigeria. In this article, Mediabuzz is going to analyze Nigerian Observer’s media bias and Nigerian Observer’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 Nigerian Observer along with its factual accuracy.

Media Bias Analysis Summary

After thorough research, we will conclude whether the Nigerian Observeris Left Leaning, Right Leaning or Centred in its approach. For Nigerian Observer, we will go through several researches, studies, blind surveys, headline analysis, etc. to comment on Nigerian Observer’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.

right center
extreme right
left center
extreme left

Factual Reporting Summary

For commenting on the factual accuracy of the Nigerian Observer, we will flip through previous news articles of the publication and observe if Nigerian Observer has published any factually incorrect information. Based on this, we will conclude that we have commented on the factual accuracy of Nigerian Observer. Based on the above analysis, we will assign one of the media reliability meter out of all the three possible meters shown here.

slightly reliable
highly reliable

A.   Nigerian Observer Media Bias Analysis

Under this section, we will briefly explain the factors that contribute towards our media bias conclusion for Nigerian Observer. We will observe, analyse and comment on the Nigerian Observer language used, presidential endorsement, controversies, allegations, political views of Nigerian Observer’s editors, etc. to support our inference.

1. Nigerian Observer Emotional Influence & Adjectives in Headlines

We will rummage through previous headlines of Nigerian Observer to look out for usage of influential language, adjectives, emotionally charged words, etc. that suggests any bias of Nigerian Observer towards any side of the spectrum.

2. Nigerian Observer 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 Nigerian Observer has endorsed in previous presidential elections to support Nigerian Observer’s political bias.

3. Political leader’s Criticism of Nigerian Observer

A political leader’s frequent criticism of Nigerian Observer will also suggest about political inclination of the newspaper. In this section, we will observe if any political leader has criticised Nigerian Observer in the past to support our arguments.

4. Allegations on Nigerian Observer

Under this section, we will look out for any previous allegations against Nigerian Observer by any political leader, party, organization or readers to support if Nigerian Observer 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 Nigerian Observer media bias. To substantiate our claims about Nigerian Observer’s media bias inclination, we will cite these highly reliable sources and research from reputed organizations.

6. Audience of Nigerian Observer

The audience of Nigerian Observer also strongly suggests its media bias. Therefore, to further substantiate our claims, we will write about Nigerian Observer’s audience whether they are democrats or republicans in their political affinities.

7. Nigerian Observer’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 Nigerian Observer social media accounts to look for clues that suggests Nigerian Observer media bias.

8. Popular editors of Nigerian Observer

Any popular person or editor associated with the Nigerian Observer will also speak a lot about Nigerian Observer’s media bias. We will analyze popular persons or editors of Nigerian Observer that are directly or indirectly linked to any political party or ideology.

9. Nigerian Observer CEO’s political views

In this section, we will look if Nigerian Observer 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 Nigerian Observer’s media bias.

B. Nigerian Observer Factual Reporting Analysis

After Nigerian Observer media bias, we will write about Nigerian Observer’s factual reporting, to check whether Nigerian Observer is reliable or not. There are several parameters on which we will be analyzing Nigerian Observer’s factual accuracies and will comment if Nigerian Observer has ever published any false or misleading reports.

1. Nigerian Observer’s misleading or false news articles

We will look for Nigerian Observer’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 Nigerian Observer in its Op-Ed or news section.

2. Popular Fact-Checking Organizations’ Analysis of Nigerian Observer

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 Nigerian Observer to suggest if Nigerian Observer has published false stories in the past or not.

3. Sources of Nigerian Observer

Sources quotes by newspapers are also indicative of their reliability. We will check the sources quoted by Nigerian Observer in their news stories to find out if Nigerian Observer is factually reliable or not.

C. Nigerian Observer 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 Nigerian Observer.

D. History of Nigerian Observer

Nigerian Observer is based out of Nigeria and primarily published from Nigeria . In this section, we will comment about the history of Nigerian Observer including Nigerian Observer founder, Nigerian Observer publisher, Nigerian Observer circulation and Nigerian Observer headquarters.

E. Nigerian Observer Funding & Ownership

Under this section, mediabuzz will write about Nigerian Observer’s investors, stakeholders and owners to analyze how Nigerian Observer’s media bias and factual reliability is affected.

F. Readers of Nigerian Observer

Under this section, we will provide you approximate numbers of readers Nigerian Observer enjoy. It will also have an age-wise, demographic-wise, gender-wise and political opinion-wise distribution of Nigerian Observer audience.


G. Nigerian Observer Media Bias and Credibility – Conclusion

After a thorough analysis of Nigerian Observer on the above mentioned parameters, we will sum up if Nigerian Observer is a left, center or right biased newspaper. Based on the analysis, we will offer a judgement on whether Nigerian Observer is a reliable or unreliable publication when factual reporting is concerned.

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