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