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