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