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