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Vanguard Media Bias and Vanguard Factual Reporting Analysis

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

Media Bias Analysis Summary

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

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

1. Vanguard Emotional Influence & Adjectives in Headlines

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

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

3. Political leader’s Criticism of Vanguard

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

4. Allegations on Vanguard

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

6. Audience of Vanguard

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

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

8. Popular editors of Vanguard

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

9. Vanguard CEO’s political views

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

B. Vanguard Factual Reporting Analysis

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

1. Vanguard’s misleading or false news articles

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

2. Popular Fact-Checking Organizations’ Analysis of Vanguard

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

3. Sources of Vanguard

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

C. Vanguard 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 Vanguard.

D. History of Vanguard

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

E. Vanguard Funding & Ownership

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

F. Readers of Vanguard

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

 

G. Vanguard Media Bias and Credibility – Conclusion

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

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