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