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Shikoku Media Bias and Shikoku Factual Reporting Analysis

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

Media Bias Analysis Summary

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

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

1. Shikoku Emotional Influence & Adjectives in Headlines

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

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

3. Political leader’s Criticism of Shikoku

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

4. Allegations on Shikoku

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

6. Audience of Shikoku

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

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

8. Popular editors of Shikoku

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

9. Shikoku CEO’s political views

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

B. Shikoku Factual Reporting Analysis

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

1. Shikoku’s misleading or false news articles

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

2. Popular Fact-Checking Organizations’ Analysis of Shikoku

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

3. Sources of Shikoku

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

C. Shikoku 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 Shikoku.

D. History of Shikoku

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

E. Shikoku Funding & Ownership

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

F. Readers of Shikoku

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


G. Shikoku Media Bias and Credibility – Conclusion

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

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