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