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