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Post Media Bias and Post Factual Reporting Analysis

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

Media Bias Analysis Summary

After thorough research, we will conclude whether the Postis Left Leaning, Right Leaning or Centred in its approach. For Post, we will go through several researches, studies, blind surveys, headline analysis, etc. to comment on Post’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
right
extreme right
left center
left
extreme left
center
 
 

Factual Reporting Summary

For commenting on the factual accuracy of the Post, we will flip through previous news articles of the publication and observe if Post has published any factually incorrect information. Based on this, we will conclude that we have commented on the factual accuracy of Post. 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
unreliable
highly reliable

A.   Post Media Bias Analysis

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

1. Post Emotional Influence & Adjectives in Headlines

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

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

3. Political leader’s Criticism of Post

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

4. Allegations on Post

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

6. Audience of Post

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

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

8. Popular editors of Post

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

9. Post CEO’s political views

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

B. Post Factual Reporting Analysis

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

1. Post’s misleading or false news articles

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

2. Popular Fact-Checking Organizations’ Analysis of Post

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

3. Sources of Post

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

C. Post 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 Post.

D. History of Post

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

E. Post Funding & Ownership

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

F. Readers of Post

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

 

G. Post Media Bias and Credibility – Conclusion

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

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