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