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