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 azfamily.com Least Biased based on balanced story selection and minimal editorializing. 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 (2020)
Azfamily.com is the joint website for KTVK and KPHO television stations based in Phoenix, Arizona. The website covers local news, sports, weather, entertainment, crime and TV programming information.
Funded by / Ownership
Azfamily.com is owned by the Meredith Corporation, which “owns magazines, television stations, websites, and radio stations. Meredith’s publications have a readership of more than 120 million, paid circulation of more than 40 million, and its websites have nearly 135 million monthly unique visitors. Meredith’s broadcast television stations reach 11% of U.S. households.” During it’s history Meredith Corporation donated most money to Republican candidates and causes. However, beginning in 2018, they have shifted funding in favor of Democrats 87%. Revenue is derived through advertising and sponsored content.
Analysis / Bias
In review, local news is handled by reporters covering crime, sports, weather, traffic and lifestyle. There is minimal use of loaded language as evidenced by this, Manhunt suspect shot in officer-involved shooting in Maricopa. National and international news is often handled by other Meredith properties as well as the Associated Press and CNN Wire.
Editorially, azfamily.com does not offer opinion pieces and story selection is reasonably balanced, therefore we rate them Least Biased.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate azfamily.com Least Biased based on balanced story selection and minimal editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 5/06/2020)