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