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Trust Media Bias and Trust Factual Reporting Analysis

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

Media Bias Analysis Summary

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

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

1. Trust Emotional Influence & Adjectives in Headlines

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

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

3. Political leader’s Criticism of Trust

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

4. Allegations on Trust

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

6. Audience of Trust

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

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

8. Popular editors of Trust

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

9. Trust CEO’s political views

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

B. Trust Factual Reporting Analysis

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

1. Trust’s misleading or false news articles

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

2. Popular Fact-Checking Organizations’ Analysis of Trust

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

3. Sources of Trust

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

C. Trust 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 Trust.

D. History of Trust

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

E. Trust Funding & Ownership

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

F. Readers of Trust

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


G. Trust Media Bias and Credibility – Conclusion

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

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