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