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