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