Last updated on May 17th, 2020 at 10:31 am
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 KDVR-TV Least Biased based on providing straightforward news reporting with minimal editorializing. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting, rather than High, due to a lack of transparency, despite a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1983, KDVR-TV is a Fox-affiliated television station based in Denver, Colorado. KDVR.com is the official website for the TV station that publishes news, sports, and information about programming. While the website has an about page it does not provide information about the content they produce, nor name editorial leadership or properly disclose ownership. In general, there is a lack of transparency.
Funded by / Ownership
The only disclosure of ownership is found at the very bottom of the page with a link to NEXSTAR BROADCASTING, INC., which is the largest television station owner in the United States, owning 197 television stations across the U.S., most of which are affiliated with the four “major” U.S. television networks located in small to medium-sized markets. Revenue is derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, KDVR.com publishes news, sports, traffic, and weather concerning the Denver metro area and surrounding suburbs. Headlines and articles for local news are minimally biased such as this At least one officer involved in shooting near 92nd and Federal. National and world news is delivered from a variety of sources such as CNN, Associated Press, and Tribune Media Wire.
Editorially, KDVR does not offer Op-Eds, however, they do report on political news with a reasonable balance between political parties. Further, when reporting on top political figures there is minimal use of loaded wording such as this: Pelosi OKs drafting articles of impeachment against President Trump. In general, the news is reported factually and with minimal bias.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate KDVR-TV Least Biased based on providing straightforward news reporting with minimal editorializing. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting, rather than High, due to a lack of transparency, despite a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 12/7/2019)