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