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ThisDay Media Bias and ThisDay Factual Reporting Analysis

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

Media Bias Analysis Summary

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

Factual Reporting Summary

For commenting on the factual accuracy of the ThisDay, we will flip through previous news articles of the publication and observe if ThisDay has published any factually incorrect information. Based on this, we will conclude that we have commented on the factual accuracy of ThisDay. 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
unreliable
highly reliable

A.   ThisDay Media Bias Analysis

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

1. ThisDay Emotional Influence & Adjectives in Headlines

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

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

3. Political leader’s Criticism of ThisDay

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

4. Allegations on ThisDay

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

6. Audience of ThisDay

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

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

8. Popular editors of ThisDay

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

9. ThisDay CEO’s political views

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

B. ThisDay Factual Reporting Analysis

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

1. ThisDay’s misleading or false news articles

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

2. Popular Fact-Checking Organizations’ Analysis of ThisDay

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

3. Sources of ThisDay

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

C. ThisDay 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 ThisDay.

D. History of ThisDay

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

E. ThisDay Funding & Ownership

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

F. Readers of ThisDay

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

 

G. ThisDay Media Bias and Credibility – Conclusion

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

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