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