CBS Philly (KYW-TV)
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- Overall, we rate CBS Philly Least Biased based on balanced story selection and minimal editorializing of political information. 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
Launched in 1932, KYW-TV is a CBS owned-and-operated television station licensed to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. The station is also known as CBS Philly and the associated website that publishes local news and information is philadelphia.cbslocal.com.
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Funded by / Ownership
KYW-TV is owned by CBS Corp, which operates dozens of TV stations in the USA. Revenue is derived through advertising and sponsored content.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the CBS Philly website publishes sports, entertainment, lifestyle, and local news for the greater Philadephia region. Local news articles and headlines use minimal emotional loaded wording such as this: Philadelphia Suburbs Enter Green Phase As Many Personal Care Businesses Reopen At 50% Capacity. Most stories are accompanied by a video from the TV station. National news stories are published from other CBS affiliates as well as the Associated Press.
Editorially, CBS Philly does not publish op-eds, however, they do report on politics with slightly more stories favoring the left such as this Joe Biden Says President Trump Exercises ‘No Leadership’ On Coronavirus Response While Campaigning In Delaware County. However, they do frequently cover political news favorable to Republicans as well Pennsylvania Republican Senators Propose Limiting Gov. Wolf’s Power In Response To Stay-At-Home Orders. Most importantly, political news is delivered with little opinion interjected by the reporters. In general, CBS Philly reports news factually and with minimal bias.
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Overall, we rate CBS Philly Least Biased based on balanced story selection and minimal editorializing of political information. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 6/26/2020)
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