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Timaru Herald Media Bias and Timaru Herald Factual Reporting Analysis

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

Media Bias Analysis Summary

After thorough research, we will conclude whether the Timaru Heraldis Left Leaning, Right Leaning or Centred in its approach. For Timaru Herald, we will go through several researches, studies, blind surveys, headline analysis, etc. to comment on Timaru Herald’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 Timaru Herald, we will flip through previous news articles of the publication and observe if Timaru Herald has published any factually incorrect information. Based on this, we will conclude that we have commented on the factual accuracy of Timaru Herald. 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.   Timaru Herald Media Bias Analysis

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

1. Timaru Herald Emotional Influence & Adjectives in Headlines

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

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

3. Political leader’s Criticism of Timaru Herald

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

4. Allegations on Timaru Herald

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

6. Audience of Timaru Herald

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

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

8. Popular editors of Timaru Herald

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

9. Timaru Herald CEO’s political views

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

B. Timaru Herald Factual Reporting Analysis

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

1. Timaru Herald’s misleading or false news articles

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

2. Popular Fact-Checking Organizations’ Analysis of Timaru Herald

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

3. Sources of Timaru Herald

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

C. Timaru Herald 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 Timaru Herald.

D. History of Timaru Herald

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

E. Timaru Herald Funding & Ownership

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

F. Readers of Timaru Herald

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


G. Timaru Herald Media Bias and Credibility – Conclusion

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

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