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