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 ABC7Chicago.com Least Biased based on balanced story selection and a lack of opinion content. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
ABC7Chicago.com is the news website for WLS-TV in Chicago, Illinois. WLS first aired in 1948 and the website created in 2005. WLS-TV is an ABC owned-and-operated television station.
Funded by / Ownership
WLS-TV and ABC7Chicago.com are owned by The Walt Disney Company, which operates seven TV stations across the USA. Revenue is derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, ABC7Chicago.com reports on news, crime, sports, weather, and entertainment for the greater Chicago area. Local news is covered through reporters with minimal bias in wording such as this Woman’s body recovered from Lake Michigan after boat hits break wall near Monroe Harbor. Most stories are accompanied by a video from the TV station. National and international news is typically covered by the Associated Press and other ABC affiliates.
Editorially, they do not publish opinion pieces, however they do cover politics with minimal bias such as this Gov. JB Pritzker donates $51.5M more for taxes initiative. In general, the news is reported factually and with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks.
- None to date
Overall, we rate ABC7Chicago.com Least Biased based on balanced story selection and a lack of opinion content. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 7/8/2020)