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