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Viva Lanka Media Bias and Viva Lanka Factual Reporting Analysis

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

Media Bias Analysis Summary

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

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

1. Viva Lanka Emotional Influence & Adjectives in Headlines

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

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

3. Political leader’s Criticism of Viva Lanka

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

4. Allegations on Viva Lanka

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

6. Audience of Viva Lanka

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

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

8. Popular editors of Viva Lanka

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

9. Viva Lanka CEO’s political views

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

B. Viva Lanka Factual Reporting Analysis

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

1. Viva Lanka’s misleading or false news articles

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

2. Popular Fact-Checking Organizations’ Analysis of Viva Lanka

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

3. Sources of Viva Lanka

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

C. Viva Lanka 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 Viva Lanka.

D. History of Viva Lanka

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

E. Viva Lanka Funding & Ownership

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

F. Readers of Viva Lanka

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


G. Viva Lanka Media Bias and Credibility – Conclusion

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

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