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TheCitizen Media Bias and TheCitizen Factual Reporting Analysis

TheCitizen is a popular newspaper in Nigeria, published from and headquartered in Nigeria. In this article, Mediabuzz is going to analyze TheCitizen’s media bias and TheCitizen’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 TheCitizen along with its factual accuracy.

Media Bias Analysis Summary

After thorough research, we will conclude whether the TheCitizenis Left Leaning, Right Leaning or Centred in its approach. For TheCitizen, we will go through several researches, studies, blind surveys, headline analysis, etc. to comment on TheCitizen’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.

right center
extreme right
left center
extreme left

Factual Reporting Summary

For commenting on the factual accuracy of the TheCitizen, we will flip through previous news articles of the publication and observe if TheCitizen has published any factually incorrect information. Based on this, we will conclude that we have commented on the factual accuracy of TheCitizen. Based on the above analysis, we will assign one of the media reliability meter out of all the three possible meters shown here.

slightly reliable
highly reliable

A.   TheCitizen Media Bias Analysis

Under this section, we will briefly explain the factors that contribute towards our media bias conclusion for TheCitizen. We will observe, analyse and comment on the TheCitizen language used, presidential endorsement, controversies, allegations, political views of TheCitizen’s editors, etc. to support our inference.

1. TheCitizen Emotional Influence & Adjectives in Headlines

We will rummage through previous headlines of TheCitizen to look out for usage of influential language, adjectives, emotionally charged words, etc. that suggests any bias of TheCitizen towards any side of the spectrum.

2. TheCitizen 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 TheCitizen has endorsed in previous presidential elections to support TheCitizen’s political bias.

3. Political leader’s Criticism of TheCitizen

A political leader’s frequent criticism of TheCitizen will also suggest about political inclination of the newspaper. In this section, we will observe if any political leader has criticised TheCitizen in the past to support our arguments.

4. Allegations on TheCitizen

Under this section, we will look out for any previous allegations against TheCitizen by any political leader, party, organization or readers to support if TheCitizen 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 TheCitizen media bias. To substantiate our claims about TheCitizen’s media bias inclination, we will cite these highly reliable sources and research from reputed organizations.

6. Audience of TheCitizen

The audience of TheCitizen also strongly suggests its media bias. Therefore, to further substantiate our claims, we will write about TheCitizen’s audience whether they are democrats or republicans in their political affinities.

7. TheCitizen’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 TheCitizen social media accounts to look for clues that suggests TheCitizen media bias.

8. Popular editors of TheCitizen

Any popular person or editor associated with the TheCitizen will also speak a lot about TheCitizen’s media bias. We will analyze popular persons or editors of TheCitizen that are directly or indirectly linked to any political party or ideology.

9. TheCitizen CEO’s political views

In this section, we will look if TheCitizen 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 TheCitizen’s media bias.

B. TheCitizen Factual Reporting Analysis

After TheCitizen media bias, we will write about TheCitizen’s factual reporting, to check whether TheCitizen is reliable or not. There are several parameters on which we will be analyzing TheCitizen’s factual accuracies and will comment if TheCitizen has ever published any false or misleading reports.

1. TheCitizen’s misleading or false news articles

We will look for TheCitizen’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 TheCitizen in its Op-Ed or news section.

2. Popular Fact-Checking Organizations’ Analysis of TheCitizen

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 TheCitizen to suggest if TheCitizen has published false stories in the past or not.

3. Sources of TheCitizen

Sources quotes by newspapers are also indicative of their reliability. We will check the sources quoted by TheCitizen in their news stories to find out if TheCitizen is factually reliable or not.

C. TheCitizen 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 TheCitizen.

D. History of TheCitizen

TheCitizen is based out of Nigeria and primarily published from Nigeria . In this section, we will comment about the history of TheCitizen including TheCitizen founder, TheCitizen publisher, TheCitizen circulation and TheCitizen headquarters.

E. TheCitizen Funding & Ownership

Under this section, mediabuzz will write about TheCitizen’s investors, stakeholders and owners to analyze how TheCitizen’s media bias and factual reliability is affected.

F. Readers of TheCitizen

Under this section, we will provide you approximate numbers of readers TheCitizen enjoy. It will also have an age-wise, demographic-wise, gender-wise and political opinion-wise distribution of TheCitizen audience.


G. TheCitizen Media Bias and Credibility – Conclusion

After a thorough analysis of TheCitizen on the above mentioned parameters, we will sum up if TheCitizen is a left, center or right biased newspaper. Based on the analysis, we will offer a judgement on whether TheCitizen is a reliable or unreliable publication when factual reporting is concerned.

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