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Waikato Times Media Bias and Waikato Times Factual Reporting Analysis

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

Media Bias Analysis Summary

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

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

1. Waikato Times Emotional Influence & Adjectives in Headlines

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

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

3. Political leader’s Criticism of Waikato Times

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

4. Allegations on Waikato Times

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

6. Audience of Waikato Times

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

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

8. Popular editors of Waikato Times

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

9. Waikato Times CEO’s political views

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

B. Waikato Times Factual Reporting Analysis

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

1. Waikato Times’s misleading or false news articles

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

2. Popular Fact-Checking Organizations’ Analysis of Waikato Times

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

3. Sources of Waikato Times

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

C. Waikato Times 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 Waikato Times.

D. History of Waikato Times

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

E. Waikato Times Funding & Ownership

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

F. Readers of Waikato Times

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


G. Waikato Times Media Bias and Credibility – Conclusion

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

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