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