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Northern Advocate Media Bias and Northern Advocate Factual Reporting Analysis

Northern Advocate is a popular newspaper in New zealand, published from and headquartered in New zealand. In this article, Mediabuzz is going to analyze Northern Advocate’s media bias and Northern Advocate’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 Northern Advocate along with its factual accuracy.

Media Bias Analysis Summary

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

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

1. Northern Advocate Emotional Influence & Adjectives in Headlines

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

2. Northern Advocate 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 Northern Advocate has endorsed in previous presidential elections to support Northern Advocate’s political bias.

3. Political leader’s Criticism of Northern Advocate

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

4. Allegations on Northern Advocate

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

6. Audience of Northern Advocate

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

7. Northern Advocate’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 Northern Advocate social media accounts to look for clues that suggests Northern Advocate media bias.

8. Popular editors of Northern Advocate

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

9. Northern Advocate CEO’s political views

In this section, we will look if Northern Advocate 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 Northern Advocate’s media bias.

B. Northern Advocate Factual Reporting Analysis

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

1. Northern Advocate’s misleading or false news articles

We will look for Northern Advocate’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 Northern Advocate in its Op-Ed or news section.

2. Popular Fact-Checking Organizations’ Analysis of Northern Advocate

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 Northern Advocate to suggest if Northern Advocate has published false stories in the past or not.

3. Sources of Northern Advocate

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

C. Northern Advocate 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 Northern Advocate.

D. History of Northern Advocate

Northern Advocate is based out of New zealand and primarily published from New zealand . In this section, we will comment about the history of Northern Advocate including Northern Advocate founder, Northern Advocate publisher, Northern Advocate circulation and Northern Advocate headquarters.

E. Northern Advocate Funding & Ownership

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

F. Readers of Northern Advocate

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


G. Northern Advocate Media Bias and Credibility – Conclusion

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

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