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