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Nikkei Shimbun Media Bias and Nikkei Shimbun Factual Reporting Analysis

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

Media Bias Analysis Summary

After thorough research, we will conclude whether the Nikkei Shimbunis Left Leaning, Right Leaning or Centred in its approach. For Nikkei Shimbun, we will go through several researches, studies, blind surveys, headline analysis, etc. to comment on Nikkei Shimbun’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 Nikkei Shimbun, we will flip through previous news articles of the publication and observe if Nikkei Shimbun has published any factually incorrect information. Based on this, we will conclude that we have commented on the factual accuracy of Nikkei Shimbun. 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.   Nikkei Shimbun Media Bias Analysis

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

1. Nikkei Shimbun Emotional Influence & Adjectives in Headlines

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

2. Nikkei Shimbun 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 Nikkei Shimbun has endorsed in previous presidential elections to support Nikkei Shimbun’s political bias.

3. Political leader’s Criticism of Nikkei Shimbun

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

4. Allegations on Nikkei Shimbun

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

6. Audience of Nikkei Shimbun

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

7. Nikkei Shimbun’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 Nikkei Shimbun social media accounts to look for clues that suggests Nikkei Shimbun media bias.

8. Popular editors of Nikkei Shimbun

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

9. Nikkei Shimbun CEO’s political views

In this section, we will look if Nikkei Shimbun 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 Nikkei Shimbun’s media bias.

B. Nikkei Shimbun Factual Reporting Analysis

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

1. Nikkei Shimbun’s misleading or false news articles

We will look for Nikkei Shimbun’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 Nikkei Shimbun in its Op-Ed or news section.

2. Popular Fact-Checking Organizations’ Analysis of Nikkei Shimbun

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 Nikkei Shimbun to suggest if Nikkei Shimbun has published false stories in the past or not.

3. Sources of Nikkei Shimbun

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

C. Nikkei Shimbun 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 Nikkei Shimbun.

D. History of Nikkei Shimbun

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

E. Nikkei Shimbun Funding & Ownership

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

F. Readers of Nikkei Shimbun

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


G. Nikkei Shimbun Media Bias and Credibility – Conclusion

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

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