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