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