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