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