These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appeals 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.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: TV Station
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
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. A video accompanies many news stories 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 cover politics with minimal bias: Trump uses daily coronavirus briefing to air complimentary video. Finally, the website features fact checks from TEGNA’s fact check service VERIFY Fact check. 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 (03/21/2022)
Last Updated on March 21, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check