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