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