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