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