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