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Sunday Observer Media Bias and Sunday Observer Factual Reporting Analysis

Sunday Observer is a popular newspaper in Sri Lanka, published from and headquartered in Sri Lanka. In this article, Mediabuzz is going to analyze Sunday Observer’s media bias and Sunday Observer’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 Observer along with its factual accuracy.

Media Bias Analysis Summary

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

Factual Reporting Summary

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

A.   Sunday Observer Media Bias Analysis

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

1. Sunday Observer Emotional Influence & Adjectives in Headlines

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

2. Sunday Observer 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 Observer has endorsed in previous presidential elections to support Sunday Observer’s political bias.

3. Political leader’s Criticism of Sunday Observer

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

4. Allegations on Sunday Observer

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

6. Audience of Sunday Observer

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

7. Sunday Observer’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 Observer social media accounts to look for clues that suggests Sunday Observer media bias.

8. Popular editors of Sunday Observer

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

9. Sunday Observer CEO’s political views

In this section, we will look if Sunday Observer 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 Observer’s media bias.

B. Sunday Observer Factual Reporting Analysis

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

1. Sunday Observer’s misleading or false news articles

We will look for Sunday Observer’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 Observer in its Op-Ed or news section.

2. Popular Fact-Checking Organizations’ Analysis of Sunday Observer

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 Observer to suggest if Sunday Observer has published false stories in the past or not.

3. Sources of Sunday Observer

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

C. Sunday Observer 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 Observer.

D. History of Sunday Observer

Sunday Observer is based out of Sri Lanka and primarily published from Sri Lanka . In this section, we will comment about the history of Sunday Observer including Sunday Observer founder, Sunday Observer publisher, Sunday Observer circulation and Sunday Observer headquarters.

E. Sunday Observer Funding & Ownership

Under this section, mediabuzz will write about Sunday Observer’s investors, stakeholders and owners to analyze how Sunday Observer’s media bias and factual reliability is affected.

F. Readers of Sunday Observer

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

 

G. Sunday Observer Media Bias and Credibility – Conclusion

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

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