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