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