Last updated on May 6th, 2021 at 01:07 pm
These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
- Overall, we rate 9News.com – KUSA-TV Least Biased based on minimal editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Funded by / Ownership
9News KUSA-TV is owned and operated by TEGNA Inc., which operates 66 television stations in 54 markets. They state TEGNA’s purpose is to serve the greater good of our communities. Revenue is based on advertising and sponsored content.
Analysis / Bias
In review, 9News covers news, sports, traffic, weather, and crime for the Denver area. Articles and headlines rarely use load language such as this: ‘This will be a different summer in Denver:’ Mayor planning for life after stay-at-home order. Many news stories are accompanied by a video from the TV station. National and international news is written by staff reporters as well as the Associated Press.
Editorially, 9News does not publish opinion pieces, however, they do cover politics with minimal bias such as this: Trump uses daily coronavirus briefing to air complimentary video. In general, the news is reported factually and with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years.
Overall, we rate 9News.com – KUSA-TV Least Biased based on minimal editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 4/20/20) Updated (12/23/2020)