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