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