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