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