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