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 Delaware LIVE News Least Biased based on reasonably balanced story selection and minimal editorializing of content. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2020 by Chris Kenny, Esq, Delaware LIVE is a news website covering the state of Delaware. State Assemblyman Bryan Shupe (R) serves as the CEO but does not appear to be a writer for the website.
According to their about page, “Delaware LIVE News is a locally-owned, statewide media company. Rooted in traditional journalism, our mission is to bring back daily, local media to The First State as we focus on its people, organizations, and businesses; not national news and headlines. We believe a more informed citizenry will be engaged in their communities and have the ability to be an active part of their own future.”
Funded by / Ownership
Delaware LIVE News is a Limited Liability Company registered in the State of Delaware. The founder Chris Kenny is the President and CEO of Delaware’s largest supermarket chain: The Kenny Family Shoprites of Delaware. According to an article in Delaware Business Times, Chris Kenny “gained notoriety for donating large sums of money in the 2020 election to support Delaware’s Republican state legislators, primarily through indirect political action committees.” He is also the founder of the right-leaning political advocacy group A Better Delaware, which advocates for “pro-growth, pro-jobs policies and greater transparency in government.”
Initial funding is unknown but assumed to be from founder Chris Kenny. Advertising generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
Delaware LIVE reports news for and about the state of Delaware through reporters covering different aspects of state news. Besides news, they also have a calendar that lists events taking place throughout the state and a weekly newsletter delivered via email.
Articles and headlines represent the story’s content and utilize minimally loaded wording, such as this Longtime Delaware Supreme Court justice to retire. The website labels political content under the Government tag and again presents information with minimal bias, such as this State holds meeting on zero-emission vehicle mandate. Regarding sourcing of information, they rely on first-hand accounts, interviews, and credible sourcing, such as the Delaware GOP and Chicago Sun-Times.
Editorially, Delaware LIVE does not produce op-eds; however, some stories contain the author’s opinion, such as this Comical clash of opinions marks House passage of bill to abolish youth, training wage. Despite that, the story’s content is minimally biased and covers both sides fairly.
In reviewing more than 100 articles or headlines, we found that Delaware LIVE provides balance and offers plurality, with story selection only slightly favoring the right. We also reviewed science positions and found they align with scientific consensus through accurate reporting on Covid-19 and the Environment. Generally, Delaware LIVE is fact-based and presents news with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate Delaware LIVE News Least Biased based on reasonably balanced story selection and minimal editorializing of content. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 12/01/2022)
Last Updated on May 22, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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