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Tamil Guardian Media Bias and Tamil Guardian Factual Reporting Analysis

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

Media Bias Analysis Summary

After thorough research, we will conclude whether the Tamil Guardianis Left Leaning, Right Leaning or Centred in its approach. For Tamil Guardian, we will go through several researches, studies, blind surveys, headline analysis, etc. to comment on Tamil Guardian’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 Tamil Guardian, we will flip through previous news articles of the publication and observe if Tamil Guardian has published any factually incorrect information. Based on this, we will conclude that we have commented on the factual accuracy of Tamil Guardian. 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.   Tamil Guardian Media Bias Analysis

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

1. Tamil Guardian Emotional Influence & Adjectives in Headlines

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

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

3. Political leader’s Criticism of Tamil Guardian

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

4. Allegations on Tamil Guardian

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

6. Audience of Tamil Guardian

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

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

8. Popular editors of Tamil Guardian

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

9. Tamil Guardian CEO’s political views

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

B. Tamil Guardian Factual Reporting Analysis

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

1. Tamil Guardian’s misleading or false news articles

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

2. Popular Fact-Checking Organizations’ Analysis of Tamil Guardian

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

3. Sources of Tamil Guardian

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

C. Tamil Guardian 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 Tamil Guardian.

D. History of Tamil Guardian

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

E. Tamil Guardian Funding & Ownership

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

F. Readers of Tamil Guardian

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


G. Tamil Guardian Media Bias and Credibility – Conclusion

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

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