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