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