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