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