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