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Straits Times (ST) Media Bias and Straits Times (ST) Factual Reporting Analysis

Straits Times (ST) is a popular newspaper in Singapore, published from and headquartered in Singapore. In this article, Mediabuzz is going to analyze Straits Times (ST)’s media bias and Straits Times (ST)’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 Straits Times (ST) along with its factual accuracy.

Media Bias Analysis Summary

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

Factual Reporting Summary

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

A.   Straits Times (ST) Media Bias Analysis

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

1. Straits Times (ST) Emotional Influence & Adjectives in Headlines

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

2. Straits Times (ST) 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 Straits Times (ST) has endorsed in previous presidential elections to support Straits Times (ST)’s political bias.

3. Political leader’s Criticism of Straits Times (ST)

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

4. Allegations on Straits Times (ST)

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

6. Audience of Straits Times (ST)

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

7. Straits Times (ST)’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 Straits Times (ST) social media accounts to look for clues that suggests Straits Times (ST) media bias.

8. Popular editors of Straits Times (ST)

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

9. Straits Times (ST) CEO’s political views

In this section, we will look if Straits Times (ST) 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 Straits Times (ST)’s media bias.

B. Straits Times (ST) Factual Reporting Analysis

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

1. Straits Times (ST)’s misleading or false news articles

We will look for Straits Times (ST)’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 Straits Times (ST) in its Op-Ed or news section.

2. Popular Fact-Checking Organizations’ Analysis of Straits Times (ST)

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 Straits Times (ST) to suggest if Straits Times (ST) has published false stories in the past or not.

3. Sources of Straits Times (ST)

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

C. Straits Times (ST) 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 Straits Times (ST).

D. History of Straits Times (ST)

Straits Times (ST) is based out of Singapore and primarily published from Singapore . In this section, we will comment about the history of Straits Times (ST) including Straits Times (ST) founder, Straits Times (ST) publisher, Straits Times (ST) circulation and Straits Times (ST) headquarters.

E. Straits Times (ST) Funding & Ownership

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

F. Readers of Straits Times (ST)

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


G. Straits Times (ST) Media Bias and Credibility – Conclusion

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

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