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South African Media Bias and South African Factual Reporting Analysis

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

Media Bias Analysis Summary

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

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

1. South African Emotional Influence & Adjectives in Headlines

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

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

3. Political leader’s Criticism of South African

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

4. Allegations on South African

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

6. Audience of South African

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

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

8. Popular editors of South African

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

9. South African CEO’s political views

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

B. South African Factual Reporting Analysis

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

1. South African’s misleading or false news articles

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

2. Popular Fact-Checking Organizations’ Analysis of South African

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

3. Sources of South African

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

C. South African 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 South African.

D. History of South African

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

E. South African Funding & Ownership

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

F. Readers of South African

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


G. South African Media Bias and Credibility – Conclusion

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

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