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