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