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Southland Times Media Bias and Southland Times Factual Reporting Analysis

Southland Times is a popular newspaper in New zealand, published from and headquartered in New zealand. In this article, Mediabuzz is going to analyze Southland Times’s media bias and Southland Times’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 Southland Times along with its factual accuracy.

Media Bias Analysis Summary

After thorough research, we will conclude whether the Southland Timesis Left Leaning, Right Leaning or Centred in its approach. For Southland Times, we will go through several researches, studies, blind surveys, headline analysis, etc. to comment on Southland Times’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
right
extreme right
left center
left
extreme left
center
 
 

Factual Reporting Summary

For commenting on the factual accuracy of the Southland Times, we will flip through previous news articles of the publication and observe if Southland Times has published any factually incorrect information. Based on this, we will conclude that we have commented on the factual accuracy of Southland Times. 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
unreliable
highly reliable

A.   Southland Times Media Bias Analysis

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

1. Southland Times Emotional Influence & Adjectives in Headlines

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

2. Southland Times 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 Southland Times has endorsed in previous presidential elections to support Southland Times’s political bias.

3. Political leader’s Criticism of Southland Times

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

4. Allegations on Southland Times

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

6. Audience of Southland Times

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

7. Southland Times’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 Southland Times social media accounts to look for clues that suggests Southland Times media bias.

8. Popular editors of Southland Times

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

9. Southland Times CEO’s political views

In this section, we will look if Southland Times 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 Southland Times’s media bias.

B. Southland Times Factual Reporting Analysis

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

1. Southland Times’s misleading or false news articles

We will look for Southland Times’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 Southland Times in its Op-Ed or news section.

2. Popular Fact-Checking Organizations’ Analysis of Southland Times

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 Southland Times to suggest if Southland Times has published false stories in the past or not.

3. Sources of Southland Times

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

C. Southland Times 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 Southland Times.

D. History of Southland Times

Southland Times is based out of New zealand and primarily published from New zealand . In this section, we will comment about the history of Southland Times including Southland Times founder, Southland Times publisher, Southland Times circulation and Southland Times headquarters.

E. Southland Times Funding & Ownership

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

F. Readers of Southland Times

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

 

G. Southland Times Media Bias and Credibility – Conclusion

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

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