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Rodong Sinmun Media Bias and Rodong Sinmun Factual Reporting Analysis

Rodong Sinmun is a popular newspaper in North korea, published from and headquartered in North korea. In this article, Mediabuzz is going to analyze Rodong Sinmun’s media bias and Rodong Sinmun’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 Rodong Sinmun along with its factual accuracy.

Media Bias Analysis Summary

After thorough research, we will conclude whether the Rodong Sinmunis Left Leaning, Right Leaning or Centred in its approach. For Rodong Sinmun, we will go through several researches, studies, blind surveys, headline analysis, etc. to comment on Rodong Sinmun’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 Rodong Sinmun, we will flip through previous news articles of the publication and observe if Rodong Sinmun has published any factually incorrect information. Based on this, we will conclude that we have commented on the factual accuracy of Rodong Sinmun. 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.   Rodong Sinmun Media Bias Analysis

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

1. Rodong Sinmun Emotional Influence & Adjectives in Headlines

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

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

3. Political leader’s Criticism of Rodong Sinmun

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

4. Allegations on Rodong Sinmun

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

6. Audience of Rodong Sinmun

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

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

8. Popular editors of Rodong Sinmun

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

9. Rodong Sinmun CEO’s political views

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

B. Rodong Sinmun Factual Reporting Analysis

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

1. Rodong Sinmun’s misleading or false news articles

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

2. Popular Fact-Checking Organizations’ Analysis of Rodong Sinmun

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

3. Sources of Rodong Sinmun

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

C. Rodong Sinmun 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 Rodong Sinmun.

D. History of Rodong Sinmun

Rodong Sinmun is based out of North korea and primarily published from North korea . In this section, we will comment about the history of Rodong Sinmun including Rodong Sinmun founder, Rodong Sinmun publisher, Rodong Sinmun circulation and Rodong Sinmun headquarters.

E. Rodong Sinmun Funding & Ownership

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

F. Readers of Rodong Sinmun

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

 

G. Rodong Sinmun Media Bias and Credibility – Conclusion

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

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