Last updated on August 18th, 2021 at 09:42 am
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- Overall, we rate the FourStatesHomepage.com Least Biased based on neutral straight news reporting without offering opinion pieces. 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
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: TV Station
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
FourStatesHomepage.com is a news website associated with KSNF-TV and KODE-TV in Joplin, Missouri. KSNF is an NBC affiliate launched in 1968, while KODE is an ABC affiliate launched in 1954. The website reports local news, weather, sports, and crime news.
Funded by / Ownership
FourStatesHomepage is owned by Nexstar Media Group, which owns over 200 TV stations nationwide. The founder, chairman, president, and CEO of Nexstar is Perry A. Sook. According to Open Secrets, Nexstar Media group gave more money to Republicans in the 2018 election cycle (45% to Democrats, 55% to Republicans). Advertising generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the FourStatesHomepage.com website publishes news for the greater Joplin, Missouri area. Local news features original reporting with minimal bias such as this: The Joplin mask ordinance is expiring. Many stories also contain videos from the TV Stations. The national news is covered through Nexstar Media Wire and other large media outlets. Lastly, the FourStatesHomepage website does not publish op-eds. In general, they report news factually and with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks
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Overall, we rate the FourStatesHomepage.com Least Biased based on neutral straight news reporting without offering opinion pieces. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 03/1/2021) Updated (8/18/2021)