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