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Pikiran Rakyat Media Bias and Pikiran Rakyat Factual Reporting Analysis

Pikiran Rakyat is a popular newspaper in Indonesia, published from and headquartered in Indonesia. In this article, Mediabuzz is going to analyze Pikiran Rakyat’s media bias and Pikiran Rakyat’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 Pikiran Rakyat along with its factual accuracy.

Media Bias Analysis Summary

After thorough research, we will conclude whether the Pikiran Rakyatis Left Leaning, Right Leaning or Centred in its approach. For Pikiran Rakyat, we will go through several researches, studies, blind surveys, headline analysis, etc. to comment on Pikiran Rakyat’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.

right center
extreme right
left center
extreme left

Factual Reporting Summary

For commenting on the factual accuracy of the Pikiran Rakyat, we will flip through previous news articles of the publication and observe if Pikiran Rakyat has published any factually incorrect information. Based on this, we will conclude that we have commented on the factual accuracy of Pikiran Rakyat. Based on the above analysis, we will assign one of the media reliability meter out of all the three possible meters shown here.

slightly reliable
highly reliable

A.   Pikiran Rakyat Media Bias Analysis

Under this section, we will briefly explain the factors that contribute towards our media bias conclusion for Pikiran Rakyat. We will observe, analyse and comment on the Pikiran Rakyat language used, presidential endorsement, controversies, allegations, political views of Pikiran Rakyat’s editors, etc. to support our inference.

1. Pikiran Rakyat Emotional Influence & Adjectives in Headlines

We will rummage through previous headlines of Pikiran Rakyat to look out for usage of influential language, adjectives, emotionally charged words, etc. that suggests any bias of Pikiran Rakyat towards any side of the spectrum.

2. Pikiran Rakyat 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 Pikiran Rakyat has endorsed in previous presidential elections to support Pikiran Rakyat’s political bias.

3. Political leader’s Criticism of Pikiran Rakyat

A political leader’s frequent criticism of Pikiran Rakyat will also suggest about political inclination of the newspaper. In this section, we will observe if any political leader has criticised Pikiran Rakyat in the past to support our arguments.

4. Allegations on Pikiran Rakyat

Under this section, we will look out for any previous allegations against Pikiran Rakyat by any political leader, party, organization or readers to support if Pikiran Rakyat 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 Pikiran Rakyat media bias. To substantiate our claims about Pikiran Rakyat’s media bias inclination, we will cite these highly reliable sources and research from reputed organizations.

6. Audience of Pikiran Rakyat

The audience of Pikiran Rakyat also strongly suggests its media bias. Therefore, to further substantiate our claims, we will write about Pikiran Rakyat’s audience whether they are democrats or republicans in their political affinities.

7. Pikiran Rakyat’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 Pikiran Rakyat social media accounts to look for clues that suggests Pikiran Rakyat media bias.

8. Popular editors of Pikiran Rakyat

Any popular person or editor associated with the Pikiran Rakyat will also speak a lot about Pikiran Rakyat’s media bias. We will analyze popular persons or editors of Pikiran Rakyat that are directly or indirectly linked to any political party or ideology.

9. Pikiran Rakyat CEO’s political views

In this section, we will look if Pikiran Rakyat 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 Pikiran Rakyat’s media bias.

B. Pikiran Rakyat Factual Reporting Analysis

After Pikiran Rakyat media bias, we will write about Pikiran Rakyat’s factual reporting, to check whether Pikiran Rakyat is reliable or not. There are several parameters on which we will be analyzing Pikiran Rakyat’s factual accuracies and will comment if Pikiran Rakyat has ever published any false or misleading reports.

1. Pikiran Rakyat’s misleading or false news articles

We will look for Pikiran Rakyat’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 Pikiran Rakyat in its Op-Ed or news section.

2. Popular Fact-Checking Organizations’ Analysis of Pikiran Rakyat

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 Pikiran Rakyat to suggest if Pikiran Rakyat has published false stories in the past or not.

3. Sources of Pikiran Rakyat

Sources quotes by newspapers are also indicative of their reliability. We will check the sources quoted by Pikiran Rakyat in their news stories to find out if Pikiran Rakyat is factually reliable or not.

C. Pikiran Rakyat 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 Pikiran Rakyat.

D. History of Pikiran Rakyat

Pikiran Rakyat is based out of Indonesia and primarily published from Indonesia . In this section, we will comment about the history of Pikiran Rakyat including Pikiran Rakyat founder, Pikiran Rakyat publisher, Pikiran Rakyat circulation and Pikiran Rakyat headquarters.

E. Pikiran Rakyat Funding & Ownership

Under this section, mediabuzz will write about Pikiran Rakyat’s investors, stakeholders and owners to analyze how Pikiran Rakyat’s media bias and factual reliability is affected.

F. Readers of Pikiran Rakyat

Under this section, we will provide you approximate numbers of readers Pikiran Rakyat enjoy. It will also have an age-wise, demographic-wise, gender-wise and political opinion-wise distribution of Pikiran Rakyat audience.


G. Pikiran Rakyat Media Bias and Credibility – Conclusion

After a thorough analysis of Pikiran Rakyat on the above mentioned parameters, we will sum up if Pikiran Rakyat is a left, center or right biased newspaper. Based on the analysis, we will offer a judgement on whether Pikiran Rakyat is a reliable or unreliable publication when factual reporting is concerned.

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