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