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