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Sankei Shimbun Media Bias and Sankei Shimbun Factual Reporting Analysis

Sankei Shimbun is a popular newspaper in Japan, published from and headquartered in Japan. In this article, Mediabuzz is going to analyze Sankei Shimbun’s media bias and Sankei Shimbun’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 Sankei Shimbun along with its factual accuracy.

Media Bias Analysis Summary

After thorough research, we will conclude whether the Sankei Shimbunis Left Leaning, Right Leaning or Centred in its approach. For Sankei Shimbun, we will go through several researches, studies, blind surveys, headline analysis, etc. to comment on Sankei Shimbun’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
extreme right
left center
extreme left

Factual Reporting Summary

For commenting on the factual accuracy of the Sankei Shimbun, we will flip through previous news articles of the publication and observe if Sankei Shimbun has published any factually incorrect information. Based on this, we will conclude that we have commented on the factual accuracy of Sankei Shimbun. 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
highly reliable

A.   Sankei Shimbun Media Bias Analysis

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

1. Sankei Shimbun Emotional Influence & Adjectives in Headlines

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

2. Sankei Shimbun 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 Sankei Shimbun has endorsed in previous presidential elections to support Sankei Shimbun’s political bias.

3. Political leader’s Criticism of Sankei Shimbun

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

4. Allegations on Sankei Shimbun

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

6. Audience of Sankei Shimbun

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

7. Sankei Shimbun’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 Sankei Shimbun social media accounts to look for clues that suggests Sankei Shimbun media bias.

8. Popular editors of Sankei Shimbun

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

9. Sankei Shimbun CEO’s political views

In this section, we will look if Sankei Shimbun 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 Sankei Shimbun’s media bias.

B. Sankei Shimbun Factual Reporting Analysis

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

1. Sankei Shimbun’s misleading or false news articles

We will look for Sankei Shimbun’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 Sankei Shimbun in its Op-Ed or news section.

2. Popular Fact-Checking Organizations’ Analysis of Sankei Shimbun

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 Sankei Shimbun to suggest if Sankei Shimbun has published false stories in the past or not.

3. Sources of Sankei Shimbun

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

C. Sankei Shimbun 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 Sankei Shimbun.

D. History of Sankei Shimbun

Sankei Shimbun is based out of Japan and primarily published from Japan . In this section, we will comment about the history of Sankei Shimbun including Sankei Shimbun founder, Sankei Shimbun publisher, Sankei Shimbun circulation and Sankei Shimbun headquarters.

E. Sankei Shimbun Funding & Ownership

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

F. Readers of Sankei Shimbun

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


G. Sankei Shimbun Media Bias and Credibility – Conclusion

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

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