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VOA Media Bias and VOA Factual Reporting Analysis

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

Media Bias Analysis Summary

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

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

1. VOA Emotional Influence & Adjectives in Headlines

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

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

3. Political leader’s Criticism of VOA

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

4. Allegations on VOA

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

6. Audience of VOA

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

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

8. Popular editors of VOA

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

9. VOA CEO’s political views

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

B. VOA Factual Reporting Analysis

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

1. VOA’s misleading or false news articles

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

2. Popular Fact-Checking Organizations’ Analysis of VOA

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

3. Sources of VOA

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

C. VOA 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 VOA.

D. History of VOA

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

E. VOA Funding & Ownership

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

F. Readers of VOA

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


G. VOA Media Bias and Credibility – Conclusion

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

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