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