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