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Surya Media Bias and Surya Factual Reporting Analysis

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

Media Bias Analysis Summary

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

Factual Reporting Summary

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

A.   Surya Media Bias Analysis

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

1. Surya Emotional Influence & Adjectives in Headlines

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

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

3. Political leader’s Criticism of Surya

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

4. Allegations on Surya

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

6. Audience of Surya

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

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

8. Popular editors of Surya

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

9. Surya CEO’s political views

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

B. Surya Factual Reporting Analysis

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

1. Surya’s misleading or false news articles

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

2. Popular Fact-Checking Organizations’ Analysis of Surya

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

3. Sources of Surya

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

C. Surya 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 Surya.

D. History of Surya

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

E. Surya Funding & Ownership

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

F. Readers of Surya

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


G. Surya Media Bias and Credibility – Conclusion

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

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