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