These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using an 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 KAAL – Austin News Least Biased based on minimal editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: TV Station
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Launched in 1953, KAAL – Austin News is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Austin, Minnesota, United States, serving the Austin television market. The associated website kaaltv.com publishes news and station information.
Funded by / Ownership
KAAL – Austin News is owned by Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc., an American television and radio broadcasting corporation based in St. Paul, Minnesota. Stanley E. Hubbard founded it. Revenue is derived through advertising and sponsored content.
Analysis / Bias
In review, KAAL – Austin News covers news, sports, traffic, weather, and crime for the Austin, MN area. Articles and headlines rarely use load language such as this: Jailed Rochester woman resentenced to nearly 8 years for previous crimes. A video accompanies many news stories from the TV station. Staff reporters and the Associated Press write national and international news.
Editorially, KAAL – Austin News does not publish opinion pieces; however, they cover politics with minimal bias, such as this: FBI seized top secret documents in Trump estate search. In general, the news is reported factually and with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years.
Overall, we rate KAAL – Austin News Least Biased based on minimal editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 08/13/2022)
Last Updated on May 26, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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