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Sri Lanka Guardian Media Bias and Sri Lanka Guardian Factual Reporting Analysis

Sri Lanka Guardian is a popular newspaper in Sri Lanka, published from and headquartered in Sri Lanka. In this article, Mediabuzz is going to analyze Sri Lanka Guardian’s media bias and Sri Lanka Guardian’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 Sri Lanka Guardian along with its factual accuracy.

Media Bias Analysis Summary

After thorough research, we will conclude whether the Sri Lanka Guardianis Left Leaning, Right Leaning or Centred in its approach. For Sri Lanka Guardian, we will go through several researches, studies, blind surveys, headline analysis, etc. to comment on Sri Lanka Guardian’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 Sri Lanka Guardian, we will flip through previous news articles of the publication and observe if Sri Lanka Guardian has published any factually incorrect information. Based on this, we will conclude that we have commented on the factual accuracy of Sri Lanka Guardian. 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.   Sri Lanka Guardian Media Bias Analysis

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

1. Sri Lanka Guardian Emotional Influence & Adjectives in Headlines

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

2. Sri Lanka Guardian 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 Sri Lanka Guardian has endorsed in previous presidential elections to support Sri Lanka Guardian’s political bias.

3. Political leader’s Criticism of Sri Lanka Guardian

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

4. Allegations on Sri Lanka Guardian

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

6. Audience of Sri Lanka Guardian

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

7. Sri Lanka Guardian’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 Sri Lanka Guardian social media accounts to look for clues that suggests Sri Lanka Guardian media bias.

8. Popular editors of Sri Lanka Guardian

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

9. Sri Lanka Guardian CEO’s political views

In this section, we will look if Sri Lanka Guardian 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 Sri Lanka Guardian’s media bias.

B. Sri Lanka Guardian Factual Reporting Analysis

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

1. Sri Lanka Guardian’s misleading or false news articles

We will look for Sri Lanka Guardian’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 Sri Lanka Guardian in its Op-Ed or news section.

2. Popular Fact-Checking Organizations’ Analysis of Sri Lanka Guardian

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 Sri Lanka Guardian to suggest if Sri Lanka Guardian has published false stories in the past or not.

3. Sources of Sri Lanka Guardian

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

C. Sri Lanka Guardian 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 Sri Lanka Guardian.

D. History of Sri Lanka Guardian

Sri Lanka Guardian is based out of Sri Lanka and primarily published from Sri Lanka . In this section, we will comment about the history of Sri Lanka Guardian including Sri Lanka Guardian founder, Sri Lanka Guardian publisher, Sri Lanka Guardian circulation and Sri Lanka Guardian headquarters.

E. Sri Lanka Guardian Funding & Ownership

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

F. Readers of Sri Lanka Guardian

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

 

G. Sri Lanka Guardian Media Bias and Credibility – Conclusion

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

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