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